PS 51 was built two decades ago and thousands of children who went to the school may have been exposed to the cancer causing TCE and who knows what health problems these children have and will suffer from over the years. If you like to know about the health effects of prolonged exposure to TCE, read here. While few DOE bureaucrats responsible for the travesty of locating a school in an environmental disaster area are with the agency now, an investigation should be done to find out who was responsible and fire them if they still work for the City or the DOE. Their selecting a potential environmentally dangerous site to put a school in is not only environmentally wrong but even criminal if you ask me.
What is even worse, is that the DOE knew in January the results of the air tests and did not immediately take action by evacuating the students and staff and let them breath in the cancerous TCE. This is unconscionable and the DOE bureaucrats responsible or not releasing the report and for their failure to evacuate the children from PS 51 should be fired.
Where is the DOE "accountability" to allow these children to be exposed to a cancer causing chemical TCE for the six months? The DOE wants "accountability" from the schools and their staff but when it comes to their own "accountability" the Chancellor and his minions believe it doesn't apply to them.
"Children last. Always" when it comes to the students of PS 51.