Posted on 05 January 2012.
A report published in City Limits magazine by Bronx Ink reporters examines why a toxic contamination inside a Bronx School went undetected possibly for years, endangering the lives of the staff and students.
The school, P.S. 51 in the Bronx, was shut down last summer because of the contamination. Since then, students, staff and parents have come forward detailing years of health concerns at the school, which sat on a former industrial site and had a history of producing environmental toxins.
To read the full report, click here. Reporting was done by Bronx Ink reporters Jasmeet Sidhu, Bianca Consunji, and Carl V. Lewis.
Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Featured, North Central Bronx, Special Reports, Toxic Schools
Posted on 13 October 2011.
Angry parents didn’t hold back against Chancellor Dennis Walcott at a schools meeting in the Bronx Wednesday night, saying they still haven’t gotten enough answers about potentially toxic exposure to their children in school, NBC New York reports.
Parents said the Department of Education knew there were unsafe levels of a toxin called tricchloroethylene (TCE) in the schools.
The DOE is also creating a health registry to monitor the children exposed at P.S. 51. All other school buildings have been tested and are safe.
Posted in Newswire