Friday, February 27, 2004

More on Lead in D.C. Water

The City of Washington, D.C., will be offering free blood tests for lead this weekend, for all comers, according to a report in today's Washington Post (registration required). The City's Department of Health has posted a health advisory. The Water and Sewer Authority has posted this map of lead service line locations. Criticism of WASA meanwhile continues to mount. At least one class action lawsuit is reportedly in preparation.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.