The Niagara Falls Water Board will be replacing more lead pipe water lines this year than planned. Albany threw in $575,000 to allow more of the potentially dangerous lines to be removed and replaced with safer piping.
At one time, lead pipe in water systems was pretty routine. While the risks of lead pipe have been known for millennia, it is easy to work with - and if handled carefully, it is considered a lesser risk than lead paint in homes, which can chip and create poisonous dust.
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