NYLPI Celebrates Successful Removal of Toxic PCB Light Fixtures from NYC Public Schools

March 2, 2018

Education, Environmental Justice, Media Coverage, News

Toxic PCBs in light fixtures

NYLPI’s lawsuit on behalf of New York Communities for Change ended successfully after New York City complied with all terms of the settlement agreement, removing hundreds of thousands of toxic light fixtures from nearly 900 schools.

“Removing the PCB-containing light fixtures from nearly 900 city schools is a huge milestone,” Rachel Spector, the group’s environmental justice program director, told Bloomberg Environment Feb. 28. “The light fixtures were the most potent source of exposure. But there are still many schools that may have air contamination from PCB-containing caulk.” NYLPI continues to advocate for better ventilation in schools to mitigate possible exposure from PCB caulk, as well as long-term air monitoring and public transparency.

See coverage in Bloomberg Environment and Law360

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