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The best course of action, he said,was to simply disconnect the fixtures that tested high. In the past, Malden had performed selective lead and copper testing in its schools, as required by the state-- one kitchen faucet and one drinking fountain at two schools, on a rotating basis, every six months. Those tests had not shown results above the stateaction level. Malden was among more than 1,000 Massachusetts schools to recentlyperform comprehensive water testing, much of which was subsidized by a new program through the state's Department of Environmental Protection. Malden chose to do its

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