Schumer to unveil legislation providing schools grants for lead testing

Charles Schumer; Richard Blumenthal

ITHACA, N.Y. (WIVB) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has unveiled new legislation that would help upstate New York school districts address the lead testing protocol in their schools.

Schumer says that officials have reported increased levels of lead in more than 60 water sources throughout schools in the city of Ithaca, as well as other schools around New York State.

The senator’s new bill would provide federal grants for New York State schools that want to test the drinking water.

If the bill is enacted, Schumer says its results would protect student and teacher health and help experts determine the extent of lead contamination in schools the state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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