Elementary School Is Not Taking Chances   2 comments

Estabrook Elementary SchoolEstabrook Elementary School serves grades k through 5 in Lexington, MA. This public school provides for over 400 students. High PCB levels were detected in the school, and community leaders are taking action.

The school closed down September 2 – 4 in order to have the building properly cleaned, ventilated and sampled for PCB concentrations. Certain exterior components, such as caulk, were removed. In lieu of classes, students went on class-appropriate field trips.

The school board is currently awaiting test results, and the next course of action will rest on the PCB levels still present in the building. It’s quite satisfying to see educators setting a good example, and placing environmental safety as a high priority. Read more about this story here.


Posted September 13, 2010 by lymphomactivist in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Elementary School Is Not Taking Chances

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  1. Thank you for this post Mary. I hope you report on the results of the tests as they are announced. I am very interested to see how the school board would deal with continuing the educational year for these students if the building needed to be shut down for some time.
    Thanks for all your work!

  2. Pingback: Elementary School Needs Financial Assistance to Complete PCB Cleanup « LymphomActivist's Blog

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