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KDHE: Cherryvale Lead Levels Exceedingly High

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CHERRYVALE, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas health officials say recent lead levels among children tested in a southeast Kansas town were significantly higher than statewide levels. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says tests conducted from 2005 to 2012 showed children tested in Cherryvale had higher levels of lead in their blood. The analysis doesn't address the source of the elevated levels. The National Zinc Company mine in Cherryvale has been closed for years and has been the subject of a cleanup.

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