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Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks out against PCBs at I.S. 204 in Long Island City Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Jimmy Van Bramer press office)

Parents, City Officials Call For Quick Action Following Second PCB Leak Incident At School

In a statement, the Department of Education said new fixtures will be ordered soon but cautioned that it could take up to two months before work begins to replace the light fixtures.

09/25/2012

PS 41 Staten Island (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

PCB Clean Up Under Way At P.S. 41 After Chemical Leaked From Light Fixture

Crews are scrambling to replace old light fixtures in one Staten Island school after toxic chemicals leaked onto a fifth grader on the first day of class.

09/12/2012

Fluorescent Light In NYC School (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Protest PCBs In NYC Schools At City Hall, Want Quicker Removal Of Chemicals

City officials announced a 10-year plan in February to replace the aging fluorescent lights, but community groups think the plan is way too slow.

09/07/2011

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

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

The Hudson River is seen from the Rockefeller Estate - Pocantico Hills, NY - Aug 31, 2008 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

GE To Go Ahead With Phase 2 Of Hudson PCB Dredging

General Electric Co. says it will go ahead with the second phase of PCB dredging in the Hudson River under terms laid out last week by federal environmental regulators.

12/23/2010

The Hudson River and Manhattan are seen from Liberty State Park- Jersey City, NJ - Oct 11, 2009 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

EPA Issues New PCB Hudson River Dredging Rules For GE

General Electric must remove more PCB-tainted sediment from the Hudson River and will have to take better samples of the river bottom when it resumes dredging in the spring, the EPA said.

12/17/2010

Advocates Warn About PCB In Public Schools (credit: CBS 2)

Dangerous Chemical Found In Some NYC Schools

There is a growing movement to test hundreds of New York City schools for toxic chemicals. The push comes after three schools showed alarmingly high levels of PCB.

10/26/2010

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

EPA Finds Elevated Levels Of PCB At 3 NYC Schools

NYC parents are concerned about an Environmental Protection Agency study that found elevated levels of PCB in three area schools: P.S. 199 in Manhattan, P.S. 309 in Brooklyn, and P.S. 178 in the Bronx.

08/19/2010