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Ohio EPA gives the all clear at a Cuyahoga Falls school for classes to resume next week
But minor modifications will be made at at Immaculate Heart of Mary while final test results come in
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Children will be returning to classes at a Catholic school in Cuyahoga Falls Monday, with some minor changes based on the results of initial tests the EPA did at the school. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports.

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The Ohio EPA collected air and soil samples at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School after it detected a plume of carcinogenic chemicals in the area.

The initial results detected traces of a dry-cleaning chemical known as TCE in the air of the basement, where the school has three classrooms and a computer lab. But Linda Oros of the Ohio EPA says the chemicals were below the most stringent level set by the federal EPA, which would be a measurement for for indoor, residential air.

Here's a link to the EPA report.

Still, she says, the Summit County Health Department and the Cleveland Catholic Diocese have decided to move one kindergarten classroom and to adjust the ventilation system to move more air through the basement. She says sampling of the air will continue and the EPA and health department will hold an informational meeting after final test results are known.

The 300-plus students were on break when the plume was first discovered in the area.

Here's a link to the EPA report.

 

 

 

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