|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 15 May 2008 08:26:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New Providence (RI) school "energizes" coalition|
New school on polluted site energizes environmental coalition By Peter B. Lord The Providence Journal May 15, 2008 PROVIDENCENo matter which way you look from inside the city's new Adelaide High School in the Reservoir Triangle neighborhood, the views aren't good.
Out back, a tall chainlink fence encloses a huge pile of debris. Off to the side, several acres between the school and Mashapaug Pond are also fenced off and signs warn people to keep out.
The front of the school faces an empty Stop & Shop supermarket and parking lot. Inside the store, crews are drilling through the concrete floor so they can test for contaminants in the soils underneath.
Adelaide assistant principal John O. Craig, supervising students at the end of a recent school day, points to the ductwork designed to pull toxic gases from the soil and direct them away from classrooms. He thinks the school is safe, but barely adequate for his students.
... For the entire article, see http://www.projo.com/ri/providence/content/ENVIROJUSTICE_05-15-08_6SA1GRH_v42.39c6067.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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