NEWARK - Lead testing results have been released for some school buildings in Newark that tested positive for high levels of lead in the drinking water.
The initial test results showed that there were elevated levels of lead at eight facilities used by Newark public and charter schools.
These results are the first phase of additional testing following the discovery that 30 Newark schools had unsafe levels of lead contamination in the drinking water.
The eight sites in the most recent round of testing included buildings leased to charter schools, a transportation hub, student center and athletic facilities. These sites were chosen because they were deemed high priority.
The results showed that 324 samples were taken from 16 drinking sources and about five percent of those sources had elevated lead.
Newark officials say that the city's new strategy for testing will look for lead at every available water source in every building, as opposed to previous tests which took a sample of approximately 10 locations across each building.