Gallery: EPA to NYC: 10-Year Removal Timeline for PCB Leaking Light Fix...

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected New York City’s plan to remove all PCB-tainted light fixtures over the next ten years. The agency originally praised the city for creating a full scale removal plan, but now the EPA is pushing for a speedier and more comprehensive approach to removing the toxic lights. In an interview with the New York Times, Judith Enck, the regional EPA administrator in New York, said that ten years is too long.

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  1. seamusdubh March 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, 10 weeks or even at the most 10 months is far more reasonable time-line than 10 years.
    I’ve had to replace the ballast on a few light fixtures, an untrained person with minimal electrical experience, and could still do 10-15 in a day if not more. So, a small, school maintenance staff could get this done in no time.