Statement from Borough President Diaz
Re: City Settles PCB Light Lawsuit
“I am glad that a settlement has been reached in the ongoing lawsuit over PCBs in public school light fixtures. I am especially relieved the City will remove toxic light fixtures from our public schools in three and a half years time, rather than the previous 10-year timetable.
“There is nothing more important than educating our children in a safe environment, one where they will not be harmed by environmental hazards such as PCBs. Since becoming Borough President, I have worked aggressively to voice my concerns and have urged the City to do immediate testing and clean all school buildings that may be at risk of PCB contamination.
“I congratulate and applaud the broad coalition of activists and organizations involved in this fight for working so diligently to make sure our schools are safe, as well as this administration for agreeing to move this important process forward. This deal is a victory for students, teachers, parents and other staff that go to work every day in our public schools,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.