White Paper Helps Schools Address Risks, Costs Associated with PCBs

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A new, free white paper assists schools and municipalities with management of the challenges and costs that can result from the discovery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in their buildings.

The paper titled "What You Need to Know About Managing PCBs in Schools" details the nature of PCBs in buildings, required compliance issues, potential liabilities, and current risk management strategies for dealing with PCBs in school buildings.

"The current broad based regulatory focus on PCB-contaminated building products represents a significant liability for schools, municipalities, building owners, real estate developers, REITS, financing institutions, and contractors, "says John McCarthy, President and co-founder of EH&E, a Needham, Massachusetts-based environmental services firm.

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