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March 25th, 2014: EPA presentations on PCBs
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PCBs are a toxic threat that should not be in any schools. Protecting children and school faculty from harmful chemical exposures is a top priority for the EPA.
- Judith A EnckUSEPA Region 2 Regional Administrator
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- Mariel Hemingway
Joel Shufro, Executive Director of the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
(I have) urged the EPA to acknowledge the emerging science on the health effects of PCB exposure, and apply the precautionary principle to protect school employees, teachers and children who work and learn in these buildings."
David O. Carpenter, Ph.D. at University of Albany
"There is no safe level of PCBs for kids to breath. PCBs must be removed from our nation's schools."
Legislative History of TSCA and Banning of PCBs
The EPA is not one of viperous and quick action. This amendment defines PCBs to be bad, hazardous and dangerous and it mandates a program for their gradual removal, beginning with those uses which are outside of enclosed containers.