2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:06:58 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] New Jersey schools
Corzine asked to prevent schools from being built atop pollution

by Dunstan McNichol
Newark Star-Ledger (NJ)
June 25, 2008

Enviromentalists and community activists today called on Gov. Jon Corzine to order studies to ensure New Jersey schools will not be erected on dangerously polluted properties.

"You should not allow a situation to occur where your children are in jeopardy," said Algernon Ward, a Trenton activist who led the campaign to tear down a partially built elementary school that was built atop contaminated fill, at today's Statehouse press conference. "It's a tragedy."

Demolishing and rebuilding the Martin Luther King Elementary School in Trenton has cost the state's school construction program about $27 million.

Participants in today's press conference said it is among hundreds of millions of dollars in school funds that have been spent because of pollution on the school sites chosen by the state's $8.6 billion school building program.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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