Parents, City Officials Call For Quick Action Following Second PCB Leak Incident At SchoolIn 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.
PCB Clean Up Under Way At P.S. 41 After Chemical Leaked From Light FixtureCrews 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.
Parents Protest PCBs In NYC Schools At City Hall, Want Quicker Removal Of ChemicalsCity officials announced a 10-year plan in February to replace the aging fluorescent lights, but community groups think the plan is way too slow.
Activists Want Quicker Removal Of PCBs From School Lighting Fixtures In NYCThe 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.
NYC To Remove PCB Contamination From SchoolsThe 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.
3 More NYC Schools Found With Elevated PCBsThe 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.
EPA Inspection Finds PCBs In Another NYC SchoolThe EPA said the chemicals were leaking from old fluorescent light fixtures.
10 NYC Classrooms Closed For PCB TestingThe city said replacing the fixtures at approximately 800 schools would cost $1 billion.
Staten Island School PCB Problem Infuriates ParentsToxic 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.
GE To Go Ahead With Phase 2 Of Hudson PCB DredgingGeneral 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.
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.
Dangerous Chemical Found In Some NYC SchoolsThere 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.
EPA Finds Elevated Levels Of PCB At 3 NYC SchoolsNYC 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.