BK parents rally against PCB levels in public schools

Parents, teachers and lawmakers are protesting at City Hall today against PCB levels inside the city's public schools.Residents say they're protesting the city's 10-year plan

BROOKLYN - Parents, teachers and lawmakers are protesting at City Hall today against PCB levels inside the city's public schools.

Residents say they're protesting the city's 10-year plan to rid public schools of lead and cancer causing PCBs.

Federal inspectors say they found the toxic chemicals in several Brooklyn schools last month.

Lawmakers say they are proposing a bill that would establish a three-year timeline for all lighting fixtures leaking PCBs in Brooklyn schools to be replaced.

Despite that the city says it will re-examine the plan in 2014, supporters of the bill say the city isn't moving fast enough.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police are calling the death of a 78-year-old 1 Police call 78-year-old woman's death suspricious
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 2 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Pauline Garner says she has been sleeping on 3 NYCHA tenant without furniture after ceiling leak
Nassau and Suffolk Police are intensifying patrols at 4 Stepped up patrols at places of worship after JCC threats
Big Daddy's in Massapequa has a celebration ready 5 LI Winter: Mardi Gras at Big Daddy's

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE