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Nearly 200 New York City Community Centers to Undergo Lead Paint Testing

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) will test for lead paint at 189 of its community centers across five boroughs. According to AMNY, the agency expects the tests will take about two months to complete and the results will be submitted on or about March 31. The tests will include visual assessments […]

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NYCHA (The Projects) Lagging Behind on Lead Paint Checks in Public Housing Units

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (the Projects) is falling behind carrying out its lead paint inspections, the New York Post reports. According to the Post, officials have inspected only 28,000 out of 137,000 apartments that they promised to check for the toxic substance, which poses a serious risk of lead poisoning, particularly for […]

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Lead Paint Concerns Close 12 New York City Classrooms

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Twelve classrooms throughout the city were closed down on Friday, Dec. 6 over lead paint and lead poisoning concerns. According to a report in the New York Post, the rooms, in seven different buildings across four city boroughs, had been incorrectly categorized as not having lead-based paint in a prior audit and now required treatment, […]

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New York City’s Housing Chief Has Poor Record with Lead Cases

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The head of the New York City Housing Authority (The Projects) who is currently tackling its lead paint crisis had failed to protect the city’s private buildings from lead contamination in his previous position, according to an investigation by the New York Post. Vito Mustaciuolo had earlier overseen the enforcement division of the city’s Department […]

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Elevated Blood-Lead Levels Reported in Fewer New York City Children

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City officials are reporting that New York City has seen a slight decrease this year in the number of children with elevated blood-lead levels. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, 1,794 children were reported to have an elevated blood-level of 5 micrograms per deciliter. Officials said that represents a 10 percent […]

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NYCHA’s (The Projects) Replacement Plan for Boilers Gets Federal Approval

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The federal watchdog for the New York City Housing Authority (The Projects) has signed off on the agency’s plan to use $450 million in state aid to replace broken boilers and elevators in many of its developments. According to the New York Post, agency officials said this is a significant first step toward improving the […]

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New Jersey Schools to Increase Frequency of Lead Testing

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Public schools in New Jersey will be required to test their water for lead twice more than at present and share the results on a new state database. According to an Associated News report, these guidelines were announced Oct. 7 keeping up with a series of measures spurred by the recent water crisis in Newark. […]

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New Report Says City Did Not Check for Lead Paint in Homes

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The New York City comptroller has issued a scathing account of how the city did not check for lead paint at 9,099 private residential buildings were 11,168 children tested positive for high levels of lead between 2013 and late 2018. According to a report in The New York Times, while the city’s Department of Health […]

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Complaints Against NYCHA Continue to Grow

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There have been recent and growing reports of broken elevators at the New York City Housing Authority’s units (The Projects) that have prevented residents with disabilities from leaving their homes for days, or in some cases, even months. Other reports said a number of NYCHA building residents did not have heat or hot water for […]

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900 Additional NYC Classrooms at Risk of Lead Paint Contamination

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The New York City’s Department of Education has revealed that more than 1,800 elementary school classrooms have a lead paint problem, which is more than double the number reported in July. Chipping or peeling lead paint may significantly increase the risk of lead poisoning in young children, which may in turn trigger several health problems. […]

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