|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:06:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Asbestos at Rockaways (New York City) elementary school|
Autistic kids face asbestos at Rockaways elementary school BY MEREDITH KOLODNER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS August 18, 2008 Parents are just discovering the the peeling paint, crumbling plaster \They knew their school was dilapidated. They didn't know it might be dangerous.
Parents of children at Public School 256 in the Rockaways are just discovering that the peeling paint, crumbling plaster and broken tiles throughout the school are laden with asbestos, a Department of Education report shows.
"They're always taking the back-door approach when it comes to us," said Albert Hiller, whose 7-year-old son, James Joel, attends the school for children with autism or severe emotional disorders.
"It's horrible, especially when you're dealing with kids with disabilities," he said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/08/18/2008-08-18_autistic_kids_face_asbestos_at_rockaways.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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