2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 12:05:26 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Rhode Island schools
Woonsocket questions new schools bill

By Tatiana Pina
Providence Journal (RI)
February 28, 2008

WOONSOCKET - A bill introduced in the House on Tuesday would prohibit 
construction of new schools or school additions on property that is 
toxic. The bill would also prohibit housing aid from being used to pay 
for remediation of contaminated land.

In Woonsocket, where city officials and parents joined forces to get a 
bond passed in August to build two middle schools, officials say they do 
not think the bill will affect the project because the city has worked 
extensively with the Department of Environmental Management on plans to 
remediate a portion of the former mill property the city plans to build on.

Rep. Roger Picard, D-Woonsocket, said that he spoke with Rep. David 
Segal, D-Providence, chief sponsor of the bill who said that the bill 
would not affect the $80-million Woonsocket school project.


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Lenny Siegel
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