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Mount Greylock Notifies Families of Missed Water Test

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A mistake by an environmental testing service at the Mount Greylock Regional School led the district to having to provide a notice to all of its families about the spring 2018 lapse in procedures.
 
At Thursday's School Committee meeting, Superintendent Kimberley Grady informed the committee of the omission in the campus's regular testing protocol for radium.
 
The error was discovered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, which is requiring the district to distribute the notice, seen here.
 
Over the weekend, Grady sent the same notice by email to students' families.
 
Grady said the school's water supply, which comes from onsite wells, has never tested for concerning levels of radium and was tested on schedule both before and after the missed test in April.
 
She also emphasized that the school's water continues to receive its regular monthly testing for other issues without any negative reports or interruptions.
 
Grady made no excuses for the oversight to the committee but said the vendor, Lee's Housatonic Basin Sampling & Testing "owned" the mistake. She later confirmed that Mass DEP advised her that the district needed to take no action with respect to the testing service, no increase in testing is required and regular monitoring could be continued as scheduled.
 
 

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