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Jackson to get $1.2M to remediate lead-based paint

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The City of Jackson is getting $1.2 million in funding to help remediate lead-based paint in 86 eligible low-income housing units in the county. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday announced the award through its Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program. The city’s also getting $150,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding. The City of Jackson ...

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Jackson rejects state of emergency declaration over water

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Jackson officials have declined to declare a state of emergency over high levels of lead discovered in Jackson’s tap water. Local news outlets report that the Jackson City Council voted down Councilman De’Keither Stamps’ resolution on Tuesday. Stamps says the resolution called for the testing of water in more homes and it requested assistance from several federal agencies. Jackson Public ...

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Sixteen counties found to be high risk for lead poisoning

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Month, and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports from 2004-2009, approximately 197,917 children were screened for lead poisoning. Of these children 1,640 tested positive. The children lived in 77 counties, with 16 of these Mississippi counties identified as being high-risk areas for lead poisoning. They are Adams, Coahoma, Forrest, ...

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