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Durham School May Soon Have Solution To Lead Problems

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DURHAM, N.C. — Lead problems that have plagued a Triangle school for years may finally get fixed.

Twelve drinking fountains at Y.E. Smith Elementary in Durham have been shut off since 2004.

Dangerously high levels of lead were found in the water system. Since then, the school has been using bottled water.

Now, officials hope to replace all the water supply lines at the school. The move will cost about $200,000.

The school board is expected to vote on the issue next week.

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