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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