2/2/2014 8:13 PM
by Karen Franklin
Five more schools achieved a non-detect level of MCHM in their water systems this week following re-flushing, officials said Sunday.
The West Virginia Department of Education told Newswatch the five schools will join close to 100 others where testing has resulted in non-detect readings. The more rigorous screening limits were recommended by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
The testing began last week by the state National Guard. Six different schools in Kanawha, Lincoln, Clay and Putnam counties were well below the CDC recommended level, but not the more rigorous standards, according to school officials.