The federal lawsuit was filed by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest on behalf of a parents’ group. Department of Education spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz said the 10-year plan is responsible and will cause minimum disruption.
The effort includes developing a new intelligence unit with the FBI and working with detectives from the federal Transportation Security Administration.
The city will begin seeking bids for a 10-year, $708 million city-wide clean up. It’s a move that for concerned parents and local elected officials couldn’t come soon enough.
The agency took 14 samples from light fixtures at P.S. 206, P.S. 37 and P.S. 112 and found that 12 were above the regulatory limit. The three schools are located at 508 E. 120th St.
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police said he lost control when another car cut him off.
The EPA said the chemicals were leaking from old fluorescent light fixtures.
The city said replacing the fixtures at approximately 800 schools would cost $1 billion.
Toxic troubles have hit a school on Staten Island after elevated PCB levels were detected at P.S. 36 in Annadale. Despite attemptes by parents to keep it off limits, the school is open for business today.