NYC Slow To Remove PCB-Leaking Lights In Schools: Suit

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT) -- A citizens group hit New York’s education department with a suit in federal court Wednesday seeking to speed up plans to remove light fixtures leaking polychlorinated biphenyls from hundreds of public schools.

New York Communities for Change is accusing the New York City Department of Education and School Construction Authority of putting city children at risk by failing to replace the PCB-laden fixtures with new, safe fluorescent lighting in a timely manner.

PCBs carry a range of serious health risks and have been banned since 1978...
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Case Information

Case Title

New York Communities For Change v. New York City Department of Education et al

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Sterling Johnson, Jr

Date Filed

July 20, 2011

Government Agencies

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