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Hundreds of New York City Classrooms Contaminated with Lead

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New York City schools’ principals will notify thousands of parents of young children that their classrooms had cracked, chipped or peeling paint that tested positive for lead this summer. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, in a round of inspections starting in June, contractors found lead in paint that was peeling in […]

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State Senator Urges NYCHA to Proceed with Lead Testing in Queens Public Housing Units

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State Senator Michael Gianaris recently spoke out against the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) regarding the lack of lead testing in the borough’s public housing complexes or “the Projects.” According to an article in the Queens Eagle, which reported extensively about the lack of lead testing in the area’s public housing, Gianaris criticized NYCHA […]

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New York City Housing Authority Failing to Meet Lead Paint Regulations

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The federal monitor who is overseeing the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) said in a report released on Monday, July 22, that the authority has struggled to comply with federal lead-paint regulations. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the monitor, Bart M. Schwartz, describes NYCHA as an organization “fraught […]

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City Failed to Protect Children in NYCHA Public Housing from Lead Poisoning

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A New York Post investigation shows that even though city inspectors uncovered conclusive evidence of lead paint in 34 public housing apartments owned and operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (the Projects) where lead- poisoned children were living, they failed to force repairs or move the children out of these dangerous conditions. […]

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Federal Monitor Says New NYC Housing Authority Head Continues to Mislead Public on Lead Paint Issues

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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest pick to lead the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) left out important details while testifying about the agency’s lead paint scandal, including how officials failed to properly investigate whether children are being exposed to lead poisoning, according to documents obtained by The New York Post. The publication […]

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Amid Lead Poisoning Scandal NYCHA Faces Management and Funding Problems

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) is the city’s biggest landlord. Since last year, the agency has been dealing with a scandal involving lead paint contamination that was making young children sick in its public housing projects, dangerous conditions on various properties including the Bronx River Houses, Manhattan’s Harlem River Houses and […]

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Safety Advocates Say City’s Lead Enforcement Ignores Lead Paint Hazards in Private Housing

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Just weeks after Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to eradicate childhood lead poisoning in public housing or the projects, some housing advocates say the administration is brushing over lead paint hazards in private housing, where a number of lead poisoning cases occur. According to an AMNY.com news report, the mayor released a roadmap […]

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New York City Begins Lead Paint Testing in 135,000 Apartments

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Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) (The Projects) new lead-based paint testing program on Monday, April 15. According to a WABC news report, for the first time ever, 135,000 apartments will be tested with portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers. City officials say that this massive testing effort and […]

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Bronx River Houses May Have to Wait 20 Years for NYCHA (The Projects) Lead Removal Work

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Federal officials have given the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) up to 20 years to get excess lead presence removed from the Bronx River Houses, where nearly every apartment tested was found to have lead contamination. According to a report in the New York Post, a whopping 98 percent of tests for […]

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NYCHA (The Projects) to Spend $88 Million to Inspect 135,000 Apartments for Lead Paint

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The New York City Housing Authority will spend $88 million to inspect about 135,000 apartments for lead paint over a year and a half. According to a report on Patch.com, NYCHA says it has awarded a contract worth $88 million to seven companies that will begin to inspect the units in April as part of […]

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