P.S. 36

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

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