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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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Carlson said Dirigo Engineering Group will conduct more testing next week, while students are on vacation, to try to find the source of the problem. The high school was built in 1954, while the elementary school was built in 1977. Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-South Portland, has proposed a bill that would require school districts to conduct water-safety testing. Millett said lawmakers are still looking at how to pay for fixing any problems that might be found, especially at schools that need extensive repairs. The cost of not addressing this will be much larger than the cost of addressing it now,

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