CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County School Superintendent Ron Duerring released the following staement Friday evening in connection with the latest round of water testing in more than a dozen county schools:
Water testing results from 18 Kanawha County schools have returned with non-detect readings. The Rapid Response Team was asked to visit the schools on Thursday, Feb. 6 – 7, 2014 following reports of an odor being detected.
Non-detect means that there are no traces of MCHM at neither the 1 part per million screening level recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control for protecting public health nor the 10 parts per billion screen level directed by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Schools listed with non-detect levels include:
Alum Creek Elementary
Elk Elementary Center
J.E. Robins Elementary
John Adams Middle School
Midland Trail Elementary School
Riverside High School
Ruthlawn Elementary School
South Charleston Middle School
Stonewall Jackson Middle
These schools had been tested last week and earlier this week as well and reported at a non-detect level.