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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 16:14:36 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] TCE vapors at Northport Middle School, Suffolk County, New York
7 On Your Side Investigates: Hazardous chemicals stored below Long Island school's classrooms

By Danielle Leigh
WABC TV-7 News (New York, NY)
May 30, 2018

NORTHPORT, Suffolk County -- Renovations are set to begin this summer at a middle school with years of documented air quality concerns in the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District.

The improvements focused on the k-wing of Northport Middle School in Suffolk County are intended in part to address remediation of volatile organic compounds detected at levels above a typical New York home and, at times, above New York State Health guidelines.

Superintendent Robert Banzer ordered the k-wing of the school closed in 2017 after complaints about a "persistent smell" revealed the district had been storing hazardous chemicals and, occasionally, a vehicle in a warehouse below classrooms.

Among the potential toxins detected in the classrooms was cancer-causing trichloroethylene (TCE) at levels above New York State health guidelines.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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