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Elevated levels of lead found in PSU residence halls

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Portland State University officials said elevated levels of lead have been found in several residence halls.

PSU’s Environmental Health & Safety Department said it periodically tests drinking water in older campus buildings.

The drinking water from all kitchen and bathroom fixtures in all residences halls are tested by an independent consultant.

Here is a list of dorms where elevated lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 ppb were found:

  • King Albert
  • Parkway
  • Blackstone
  • Stratford
  • St. Helens
  • Montgomery
  • Ondine
  • Broadway

PSU officials added that not all rooms in the above listed buildings tested positive for high amounts of lead.

All rooms in Blumel and Epler residence halls tested below the EPA action level.

PSU said if levels are found above the EPA action level, residents are notified, bottled water is provided and corrective actions are taken.

Complete results for each dorm will be posted when final reports are finished. 

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