Pharmacia Should Replace Schools' Toxic Light Ballasts: Suit

Law360, New York (February 3, 2012, 6:24 PM EST) -- An Alabama school district launched a putative class action Wednesday in federal court alleging that Pharmacia Corp. should be fully responsible for removing toxic fluorescent light ballasts in schools nationwide to comply with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency directive.

The EPA in December 2010 issued a guidance recommending that every school system in the U.S. remove the ballast from fluorescent light fixtures in schools built before 1979 due to the presence of the toxic chemical polychlorinated biphenyls, according to the complaint filed by Tuscumbia City School...
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