Buildings constructed prior to 1979 may contain building materials (caulking, tile/carpet mastic, and fluorescent light ballasts) made with Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). Long-term public health impacts are not yet well documented or understood. The North Stonington Public School District has and will continue to follow all health and safety protocols established by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Any projects on our buildings performed by District staff or subcontractors will also be accountable for following DEEP/EPA health and safety protocols. The health and safety of our students and staff is our utmost concern.
We are providing this page on the District website in the interest of both providing the public with researchable resources as well as offering the latest District-related information in regards to North Stonington Public Schools’ PCB situation. We will update this page as information becomes available, therefore we recommend checking back periodically for updates.
For more information on PCBs, consider the following resources…
- At the Federal level, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- The EPA’s PCB specific page
- EPA’s PCBs in School Buildings report (General report, not North Stonington specific)
- At the State level, the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)
- CT DEEP’s page on PCBs
- DEEP ‘PCBs in caulk’ Q&A
- DEEP ‘PCBs in Building Materials’ Q&A
District testing schedule(s)…
Testing schedules and results will be posted on our District Health & Safety page.
District testing results and other PCB related documents…
|September 12,2017||Environmental Concerns letter from Superintendent Nero|
|September 2017||Air Sample Results, Table I|
|September 2017||Wipe Sample Results, Table II|
|September 2017||Bulk Sample Results, Table III|
|August 9, 2017||District Letter to Families & Staff|
|December 30, 2016||Pre-Renovation Hazardous Building Materials Inspection Report|
|December 29, 2016||Pre-Demolition Hazardous Building Materials Report|
|December 7, 2015||Air Sampling & Analysis Report|
|September 30, 2010||Air Sampling & Analysis Report|