Nearly 100 Tennessee schools found high lead levels in their water

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: August 31, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Special to the Daily Memphian

Marta W. Aldrich

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

The Shelby County Schools district has not yet filed a report with the state on levels of lead in water sources at schools built prior to 1998. In Germantown Municipal School District, three schools found water sources that tested above the state’s safety threshold. 


Germantown Municipal School District Shelby County Schools Tipton County Schools

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