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Irish Water set to tackle lead pipes

Lead levels almost ten times in excess of the official limit for some private homes; The presence of high lead levels can pose a severe health risk, particularly to young children

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

31st December, 2014

Irish Water is drawing up a plan to deal with lead pipes, as latest figures have identified private homes with lead levels almost ten times in excess of the official limit.

According to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, 21 homes and properties were found to have excessive lead in their water supply in the first six months of this year. Many of the properties appear to have been built well before the...

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