Pcbs In Schools
Thursday, September 26, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
The Department of Education said Thursday that it has identified 252 buildings with a type of fluorescent light fixture that may contain PCBs. This comes after a settlement in which the D.O.E. agreed to expedite the removal of other lighting fixtures which included toxic PCB's from hundreds of schools.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency has found PCB contamination to be "prevalent" in New York City schools, and as the school year gets under way, parent, teacher and community groups have been demanding the cleanup of affected schools. Industrial hygienist Monona Rossol, author of Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All, and Miranda Massie of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, explain the dangers of these chemicals and looks at how to eliminate them.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Some New York City parent activists are calling on the Department of Education to provide more information about the location of PCB leaks in hundreds of public schools.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
By Beth Fertig
A group representing city parents filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Education on Wednesday for not acting fast enough to remove PCB-contaminated lighting fixtures from public schools.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
The city vowed on Wednesday to replace all lighting fixtures that contain the toxic chemical PCB in public schools within 10 years after a federal investigation uncovered elevated levels of the known neurotoxin and suspected carcinogen.