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Testing reveals fewer Flint homes with high lead levels

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The latest round of testing in Flint has revealed fewer homes and businesses are at dangerous lead levels.

Gov. Rick Snyder said that was revealed in the second round of Sentinel Site water testing.

Of the 600 locations tested, about 92 percent are at, or below the federal action level for lead. That's up from about 90 percent from the first round.

"The constantly updated information helps determine the quality of the water as it comes into people's homes," Snyder said. "This information also helps to get immediate attention to homes with high lead or high copper results, so we can investigate issues further and work quickly with residents to address health concerns."

With about 8 percent of homes above the federal action level, Snyder said concerns remain.

The Sentinel Sites will continue to collect date for five more weeks.

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