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Connecticut School Closed Due to Unsafe Air Quality

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Connecticut School Closed Due to Unsafe Air Quality

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Test results show an unsafe level of toxins in the air at Columbus School in Bridgeport, CT, stated the school superintendent John Ramos. He will send Columbus’ students to other schools in the district to avoid exposing them to the hazardous chemicals.

The school recently discovered that its window caulking was made with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which are carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals). As the caulking was removed, the substance breached containment and was released into the air.

Although the school had previously passed a PCB “wipe” test of surfaces, the air quality test indicated a PCB level considered unsafe for preschool age children by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ramos said the school would be tested again until it passes.

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