Oneida County receives money for lead prevention

By Andrew Donovan

The Oneida County Health Department is one of eight counties receiving money for lead prevention. A three year initiative was announced Thursday in a portion of Utica that tends to have a high concentration of lead.

Oneida County Executive, Anthony Picente said, "To help improve the condition of housing stock in city by first and foremost protecting children from lead poisoning."

In Cornhill alone, 200 homes could be affected. Officials are hoping a portion of $273,000 will help educate the public about the dangers lead poses.

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