Second Round of Test Results Show No MCHM in School Water

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After re-flushing and retesting half a dozen schools in West Virginia, the Department of Education now says at least five of them passed the test.

In last week's test by the WV National Guard, six schools in Kanawha, Lincoln, Clay and Putnam Counties were well below the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) recommended level.

The five schools that are now below that level include:

Kanawha County
George Washington High School
John Adams Middle School
Andrew Heights Elementary School

Putnam County
Buffalo High School

Clay County
H.E. White Elementary

The WVDE is awaiting another set of results for Lincoln County High School.

"I hope these latest results provided by the National Guard will help assure parents, students and teachers that our schools are safe," said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares. "The results that are in for the impacted schools meet all standards. As always, student learning and student safety are priorities and I must commend our local superintendents for their quick and diligent work with health officials and the National Guard."

Schools with additional questions or concerns are being asked to contact the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health at(304) 356-4121.

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