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Test finds lead in water fixtures at 2 Gig Harbor schools

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Peninsula School District has informed families that high levels of lead have been found in water fixtures at two Gig Harbor schools.

The News Tribune reports that the district sent a message to parents saying the problems were discovered Monday during routine testing at Kopachuck Middle School and Voyager Elementary School.

The district says the problems were isolated to one drinking water fixture at Kopachuck and one sink at Voyager. The fixtures have been replaced.

Community Outreach Director Kathy Weymiller said in the message that the district plans to do further testing at both schools and will continue to monitor water quality.

Mike Means, with the state health department, says toxicologists don’t believe the high lead levels would cause a great risk to students.