Elevated lead levels found in 6 Battle Ground campuses

The district took action to prohibit drinking from sources with elevated lead levels

Chief Umtuch Middle School in Battle Ground, Wash., on Sept. 11, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)
Chief Umtuch Middle School in Battle Ground, Wash., on Sept. 11, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Recent test results show elevated lead levels were found in water at 6 Battle Ground School District campuses, officials said.

Some samples from Amboy Middle School, Captain Strong Primary School, Chief Umtuch Middle School, Maple Grove School, Yacolt Primary School and the Lewisville campus were found to have lead contents above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limit, according to a spokeswoman for the district.

Upon seeing the test results, the school district said it took action to prohibit drinking from the sources that had elevated lead levels.

“We are concerned about the health and safety of our students and have taken measures to address the results as swiftly and efficiently as possible,” said Mark Hottowe, Battle Ground’s superintendent.

The school district will continue ongoing testing as part of its maintenance plan.

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