Chemical

Fluorescent Light In NYC School (credit: CBS 2)

Activists Want Quicker Removal Of PCBs From School Lighting Fixtures In NYC

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.

07/21/2011

Rail riders at the NJ Transit station - Trenton, NJ - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Transit Working With FBI, TSA To Increase Counterterrorism Efforts

The effort includes developing a new intelligence unit with the FBI and working with detectives from the federal Transportation Security Administration.

06/28/2011

PCB at NYC Schools (CBS 2)

NYC To Remove PCB Contamination From Schools

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.

02/23/2011

Testing by the Environmental Protection Agency found elevated levels of PCB at several New York City Schools. (credit: CBSNewYork)

3 More NYC Schools Found With Elevated PCBs

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.

02/15/2011

Police said the tanker truck's driver was cut off prior to the crash. (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Relieved Tanker Crash On I-95 Wasn’t Worse

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police said he lost control when another car cut him off.

02/08/2011

Testing by the Environmental Protection Agency found elevated levels of PCB at several New York City Schools. (credit: CBSNewYork)

EPA Inspection Finds PCBs In Another NYC School

The EPA said the chemicals were leaking from old fluorescent light fixtures.

01/25/2011

P.S. 36 (credit: CBS 2)

10 NYC Classrooms Closed For PCB Testing

The city said replacing the fixtures at approximately 800 schools would cost $1 billion.

01/11/2011

P.S. 36 (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island School PCB Problem Infuriates Parents

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.

01/10/2011