For the First Time, EPA Could Order Schools to Test Water for Lead, but Experts Warn That Doesn’t Mean It Will Be Safe to Drink — or That Lead Will Be Removed

By Laura Fay

Placards posted above water fountains warn against drinking the water at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Michigan, May 4, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Newark, New Jersey, Flint, Michigan, and other cities continue to grapple with lead in their water supplies, the Environmental Protection Agency is mulling changes to the decades-old…