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City to Replace PCB-Laden Lights in Hundreds of Schools by 2016

The city will reduce their 10-year plan to change fixtures in 645 school buildings, officials say.

Upper West Side »

Parents Temporarily Lose PCB Advocate as NYLPI Enters Mediation With City

New York Lawyers in the Public Interest initially sued the city over its slow PCB remediation timeline.

Upper West Side »

DOE Apologizes for Keeping UWS Parents in Dark About PCBs Leak

The department waited more than three months to notify parents at P.S. 87 parents about the leak.

Upper West Side »

Education Advocates Push for Remediation in 8 UWS Schools with Known PCBs

Advocates say they're in the dark in terms of when they'll know for sure each school is PCB-free. 

Oakwood »

Staten Island Parents Demand DOE Test Classrooms After PCB Leak

At a meeting held about ruptures in lights, parents demanded the air be tested before students return.

Oakwood »

Parents Rally After PCB Lights Rupture in Staten Island School

Parents said PCB light fixtures ruptured in two classrooms at P.S. 50 in January.

New York City »

City to Ramp Up PCB Removal From Schools Under Accelerated Spending Plan

The city's plan to fund 'unglamorous' projects includes road repair and other infrasturcture fixes.

Long Island City »

PCB Leak Reported at Long Island City School

A leak of PCB from an overhead light was reported at I.S. 204.

Carroll Gardens »

DOE Expedites Removal of Specific Light Fixtures Leaking PCBs

DOE agrees to remove specific light fixtures carrying PCBs in P.S. 146 that shows signs of leaking.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Parents Want More Action to Remove Toxins from Schools

An effort to remove toxic PCB chemicals from P.S. 199 failed, and now parents want more testing to pinpoint the source of the harmful toxins.

Manhattan »

EPA Stops Testing Schools for PCBs, Report Says

The EPA has reportedly ended testing for PCBs in city schools, following an agreement to replace potentially toxic light fixtures.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

City Wants 10 Years to Remove Toxic PCBs From Schools

Toxins known as PCBs have been found in schools, including the Upper West Side's P.S. 199.

Harlem »

Toxic PCBs Found in Three East Harlem Schools

EPA inspections found light fixtures in P.S. 206, P.S. 37 and P.S. 112 containing toxic PCBs.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Pols Wants More Action on Toxins at City Schools

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal says she wants more testing on PCBs at P.S. 199 and other city schools.