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PCBs and other chemicals found in Colonia high school

How is it that PCBs and other cancer causing compounds have been found in Colonia High School? Where is the outrage? Where is the speedy competent response?

A mother of a student who is an environmental scientist took samples that revealed that there are unsafe levels of PCBs and other chemicals at a Colonia High school And this is particularly important because there are already reports of sick former students and staff. How did this happen?

Schools should be safe places where learning can happen. They must never be places where students and faculty are exposed to harmful chemicals. But Colonia High school seems to receive a failing grade.

Someone needs to find out how this happened and someone needs to make sure that this school becomes safe, once again. Published reports indicate that levels of some substances exceeded levels deemed to be safe.

How can school officials allow this to happen and continue? What are school officials doing to protect these students, faculty and staff?

We all know about the lead found in some New Jersey schools. This just makes things worse.

Two things need to happen at a Colonia high school. Most importantly the school needs to become safe- not a toxic threat. And second, those responsible need to be held accountable.

Many years ago we did not know that these chemicals are dangerous. But that’s not true today, we all know full well that toxic chemicals can make people ill. Don’t Colonia students and staff deserve a safe facility?

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