Residents of Northwest and Washington Court Apartments:
There is a legal mandate based on an EPA law passed in April
2010, that testing for lead paint occur in apartment housing built before 1978.
The rationale is that paint produced and applied after 1978 was non-lead based
paint, because lead based paint was banned at that time. The Nova
Environmental inspection team was hired this summer to test painted surfaces
applied before 1978 in the university apartments. The tool they used to
determine the presence of lead can analyze almost ten layers of paint.
Northwest Apartments had two components that were considered
positive for lead: the metal window panels in each apartment and the
concrete ceiling on the first floor of the each unit. There were not any
components that contained lead based paint in Kewadin Village. In Washington
Court the metal window panels in every unit and common area/stairwell were
positive for lead based paint.
It is our legal obligation to notify the residents/potential
residents that there is lead based paint present. The EPA has a pamphlet
that will satisfy this requirement, which can be accessed below.
to acces brochure.