The city will reduce their 10-year plan to change fixtures in 645 school buildings, officials say.
New York Lawyers in the Public Interest initially sued the city over its slow PCB remediation timeline.
The department waited more than three months to notify parents at P.S. 87 parents about the leak.
Advocates say they're in the dark in terms of when they'll know for sure each school is PCB-free.
At a meeting held about ruptures in lights, parents demanded the air be tested before students return.
Parents said PCB light fixtures ruptured in two classrooms at P.S. 50 in January.
The city's plan to fund 'unglamorous' projects includes road repair and other infrasturcture fixes.
A leak of PCB from an overhead light was reported at I.S. 204.
DOE agrees to remove specific light fixtures carrying PCBs in P.S. 146 that shows signs of leaking.
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.
The EPA has reportedly ended testing for PCBs in city schools, following an agreement to replace potentially toxic light fixtures.
Toxins known as PCBs have been found in schools, including the Upper West Side's P.S. 199.
EPA inspections found light fixtures in P.S. 206, P.S. 37 and P.S. 112 containing toxic PCBs.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal says she wants more testing on PCBs at P.S. 199 and other city schools.
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