Bronx high school may be clogging students? heads
Schools are there to fill one?s brain with knowledge, but some argue Soundview Educational Campus is clouding students? heads with toxic chemicals.
The high school was once home to West Nile pesticides but Department of Education (DOE) officials say the land has been tested and is safe. However, some community members are not convinced and refute the DOE?s findings, saying there is evidence of contamination seeping up through the ground.
Additionally, a published report claims the school construction authority found two elevated levels of cancer causing solvents. In response, the DOE says the toxins are from cleaning solvents.
Community members say they want the school to remain open, but only after the toxic chemicals have been remediated. The DOE says it will continue to test the toxins in the ground to ensure the levels don?t rise.