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City council plans hearing into why hundreds of children still get lead poisoning (US)

by Integrity of Information, Recordkeeping Rights, Records Management Non-Compliance

he Baltimore City Council announced plans Monday to hold an investigative hearing into why hundreds of children are still getting lead poisoning — a preventable condition officials vowed to eradicate six years ago. … A top state environmental official said the agency’s enforcement efforts also are hampered by disjointed record-keeping. Property registrations, inspections and enforcement actions are all logged in different databases that cannot easily be cross-checked. Upgrading and integrating those disparate information systems would cost nearly $1 million, he said in the article, adding that the agency hopes to do that. Read more: Baltimore Sun, January 11, 2016

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