A Seattle Public Schools administrator collects water for testing from a drinking fountain at Emerson Elementary School in South Seattle. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
A Seattle Public Schools administrator collects water for testing from a drinking fountain at Emerson Elementary School in South Seattle. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
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New state data show that 97 percent of schools participating in a voluntary testing program had at least one water source with levels of lead above one part per billion. Meanwhile, a bill that would have set new limits on lead in school drinking water appears likely to die in Olympia. Updated

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