Interactive Map Shows All New York City Schools With Lead-Tainted Water Fountains

WNYC recently published a great story tracking the lead levels in New York City school drinking fountains, and created this interactive map to accompany the story which show just how many of them there are in the City.

On our map, we've marked every lead-positive water fountain we've found at a New York City public school. The size of the dot correlates with the number of water fountains that have tested positive - more fountains means a bigger dot. Gray dots are what we're calling "ghost schools": we know they have elevated lead levels, but we don't know if those levels are in a water fountain or not, because we haven't seen the backpack letter sent to parents.

Check out the full article for more on the story.

via WNYC

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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