NEW YORK (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to start inspecting New York City schools for PCB contamination early next month.
The federal government wants the city to replace fluorescent light fixtures that might leak PCBs. The city says they pose no immediate danger.READ MORE: Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots Stabbing Suspect Outside Upper West Side Duane Reade
The city says replacing the fixtures would cost $1 billion and lead to 15,000 teacher layoffs. EPA Regional Commissioner Judith Enck says that figure doesn’t make sense.READ MORE: NYPD Det. Jason Rivera's Widow Criticizes Manhattan DA's Policy Changes During Eulogy
Schools spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz says the city is working with the Obama administration to find solutions.
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