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Northern Michigan U shuts 3 buildings amid water testing

Northern Michigan University has closed three campus buildings as a precautionary measure after initial water tests found inconsistent lead level readings.

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Northern Michigan University has closed three campus buildings as a precautionary measure after initial water tests found inconsistent lead level readings.

The school in Marquette announced Wednesday that the Physical Education and Instructional Facility, or PEIF; Thomas Fine Arts; and the Learning Resources Center will be closed until the school gets expedited results of additional tests.

Those results could come over the weekend. The school will then make a determination of whether additional investigation and testing is required. The school is posting updates online.

The update comes after the school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula tested water at more than 50 campus facilities. The tests followed the two-day closure of the Jacobetti Complex in response to elevated lead readings. Follow-up tests found lead levels were safe.

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