CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of Chicago aldermen has called for a public hearing to learn more about what’s being done to prevent Chicago Public Schools students from drinking water that might have been contaminated with lead.
CPS officials have said 14 schools have been found to have elevated levels of lead, out of 65 schools that have received test results so far. The district has said it will test the water at every school for lead, starting with the oldest buildings.
“Lead shouldn’t be in our vocabulary in this day and age. We know how to get rid of it, we know how to test for it, and we know how to keep our kids safe from it,” said Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th).