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Final Set Of Water Test Results Show Non-Detect Reading

Reported: Mar. 6, 2014 11:11 AM EST
Updated: Mar. 6, 2014 12:47 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katelyn Sykes) -- The final set of water test results are back for schools in the counties affected by the water crisis.

Those results show that there's a non-detect reading at the two parts per billion screening level for the chemical MCHM, according to a news release from the West Virginia Department of Education.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin called for additional water testing in late February to confirm that all schools in the counties affected by the chemical leak are under two parts per billion.

The new two parts per billion testing standard is 500 times more protective than the Centers for Disease Control public safety guideline.

The West Virginia National Guard revisited more than 100 schools in Kanawha, Boone, Clay, Cabell, Lincoln and Putnam counties.



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