Lead Found in VA Well Water Tests

Virginia Household Water Quality Program

Virginia Household Water Quality Program

There’s no argument about the fact that any amount of lead in drinking water is unsafe. No matter how much, it’s too much, of this potent neurotoxin. But lead has been showing up in well water tests around Virginia. About a fifth of the state’s residents get their water from wells. As Robbie Harris reports, the findings are new evidence of a problem many thought had been solved.

  1. #1 by Zach on October 8, 2014 - 7:17 am

    there is a mistake in the story, high pH does not mobilize lead as the the reporter says, rather low pH in the water will result in increased lead solubility

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