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Adams-Cheshire District Fixing Water Taps That Tested Positive For Lead

Eight plumbing fixtures in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District have tested positive for actionable levels of lead. All were turned off on Friday. Faucets and other water fixtures in the three schools in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District were tested for lead and copper in late December through a state grant.

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North Adams School District Completing Repairs on Affected Water Taps

The school district has nearly completed repairs and replacement to water fixtures that showed elevated levels of lead and copper. All but six water faucets remain to be replaced.

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Pittsfield Health Director: No Lead, Copper Issues With Drinking Water

The water in Pittsfield's schools do not have any issues with lead or copper, according to the Health Department. Health Director Gina Armstrong reported on Wednesday that the water in all of the municipally-owned buildings were tested for the chemicals and none findings were above actionable levels. The report is unlike the one recently released in North Adams, where some 50 water points turned out to have excessive amounts of lead and copper.

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Contaminated Soil Adds to Cost of Taconic High Site Work

Getting rid of construction debris found in the soil at the site of the new Taconic high School will require construction managers to dip into contingency for the first time. John Benzinger of the consulting firm Skanska USA said three types of materials were found in the soil - contamination, construction debris, and unusable soils. He estimates more than a half million dollars will be needed to dispose and replace the materials found.

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Private Bennington, Vt., Wells Test Positive for PFOA

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday released drinking water test results for perfluorooctanoic acid from a new area of testing south of the Bennington landfill.

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Shumlin: North Bennington Will Be Made 'Whole Again'

Gov. Peter Shumlin assured residents of North Bennington on Tuesday that the state would do everything possible to address its "horrid situation" including putting pressure on the company responsible for its contaminated water. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has been identified as the source for the perfluorooctanoic (PFOA) found in the municipal water of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and is believed to be responsible for the same toxin found in private wells in North Bennington.

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