EPA to Inspect City Schools for PCBs

Feds want city to replace potentially PCB-leaking fluorescent light fixtures

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
EPA to Inspect City Schools for PCBs

advertisement

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.

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.

Schools spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz says the city is working with the Obama administration to find solutions.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out