Bill de Blasio et al. posing for the camera© WPIX-TV/TNS

NEW YORK — Mayor Invoice de Blasio displayed a lead gun in a information convention Monday and made a promise to households who stay in New York Metropolis public housing.

De Blasio says 135,000 residences will probably be examined for lead with the X-ray weapons by the tip of subsequent yr. About 5-7 thousand residences will probably be examined for lead every month, costing the town $88 million. Testing will probably be accomplished by the tip of 2020.

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“New York Metropolis has pushed down the variety of children uncovered to guide by 90 p.c, and now we are going to end the mission,” de Blasio mentioned. “For the primary time ever, we’re going into 135,000 NYCHA residences to eradicate lead publicity. This aggressive new testing plan will assist make New York the healthiest and fairest massive metropolis in America.”

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Testing begins at Harlem River Homes on April 15 and the opposite seven developments will begin on Might 1. The primary developments to be examined are:

Williamsburg Homes

Harlem River Homes

Bronx River Homes

Saint Nicholas Homes

Johnson Homes

Pink Hook West Homes

Citadel Hill Homes

Marble Hill Homes

NYCHA will report its testing outcomes on-line by Might 1 and can replace this info each two weeks.

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“I wish to say proper now the parents who knew that the inspections weren’t taking place and didn’t inform the NYCHA larger ups I believe they did one thing horrible,” mentioned Mayor de Blasio.

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