Source: The Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2011
Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com
Three schools sharing a single Manhattan building joined the growing list of public schools where spot inspections have revealed elevated levels of polychlorinated byphenyls, or PCBs, leaking from aging light fixtures, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
The latest inspection found that 12 of 14 samples taken from light fixtures at the three schools — P.S. 206, P.S. 37 and P.S. 112 — were above the regulatory limit. All three schools are housed in the same building at 508 E. 120th St. Marge Feinberg, a spokeswoman for the city Department of Education, said corrective action was taken by removing the part of light fixtures found to be leaking PCBs.