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P.S. 368 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Parents Renew Calls For Speedier Removal Of PCBs From NYC Schools

On Thursday, a light fixture at P.S. 368 sizzled and then erupted, sending smoke into the air and autistic students scrambling out of the building.

05/03/2013

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DOE Official Angers Council Members After Saying PCBs Present ‘No Danger’

Members of New York City Council ripped into a Department of Education official Tuesday, criticizing a 10-year plan to clean up PCBs, which may be leaking from faulty light fixtures, in about 800 city schools.

03/19/2013

A custodian discovered a light fixture leaking liquid with PCBs at IS 204 in Long Island City. (credit: CBS 2)

Custodian Finds Light Leaking PCBs At I.S. 204 In Long Island City

Following another accident involving a leaking light inside a New York City school, parents are demanding action to prevent potential PCB exposure.

09/13/2012

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Fairfield Hopes To Remove PCBs From Osborn Hill School Before Classes Start

If abatement isn’t completed by August 30, the first scheduled school day, then students would start the year at an alternate facility.

08/16/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

New Legislation Seeks To Eradicate PCBs In NY Schools

Mayor Bloomberg signed legislation today relating to the notification and reporting of the possible presence of PCBs in city schools. The presence of toxic PCBs in schools has been a hot button issue for parents for a long time.

12/27/2011

Rep. Jerrold Nadler and other officials on the steps of City Hall - New York, NY - Dec 12, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Officials Rally, Want DOE To Shorten Timeframe To Rid Schools Of Toxic PCBs

About 700 New York City Schools have been contaminated with PCBs, and today elected officials called for the Department of Education to shorten its cleanup timetable.

12/12/2011

Bronx New School - Bronx, NY - Aug 8, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Lease Renewal At Bronx New School Leads To Discovery Of Toxic Chemical TCE

When the school’s lease came up for renewal, the Department of Education had to test for toxic chemicals and what they found confirmed some parents’ fears.

08/08/2011

A public school is seen in New York City - File / Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Parents, Lawmakers Push For PCB Testing In NYC Schools

A group of politicians and parents is demanding that every New York City school built in the middle of the last century be screened for toxic PCBs.

10/07/2010

Elevated Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Detected At 3 NYC Schools

Preliminary tests have detected elevated levels of PCBs at three New York City schools.

08/19/2010