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August 1, 2017 | Fact Sheet

Summary of Washington, DC Council’s last‐minute weakening revisions to the “Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention Amendment Act of 2017” Current

In June 2017, with no public hearing, DC Councilmembers agreed to weaken the protective force of the original bill, by changing the target concentration level from 1 ppb to 5 ppb. As a result, drinking water sources dispensing as much as 5 ppb will not be shut off or remediated but instead will be treated as acceptable. Parents will be able to access all their school’s test results online, but will not be entitled under this law to demand shut‐off and remediation for sources dispending lead in concentrations as high as 5 ppb.

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