NYC Has Removed PCB-Leaking Lights, Judge Says

Law360 (February 26, 2018, 6:00 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against New York City's education department over polychlorinated biphenyls leaking from light fixtures in its public schools, saying the city has successfully removed the hazardous lights.

In a text order, U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson said now that the parties have said the NYC Department of Education has taken out the light fixtures with PCBs, there's no need to keep jurisdiction over the 2011 suit. Citizens group New York Communities for Change alleged that the department was putting city children at risk by not replacing the fixtures with new, safe fluorescent...

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