A PCB danger sign in front of Burlington High School

Chemical crossroads: Lawmakers consider pausing Vermont's ambitious, costly and one-of-a-kind plan to address PCBs in schools

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
The House Education Committee has green-lighted a measure that would pause PCB testing and roll the program into a broader, evolving school construction initiative.
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What to know about PCBs in schools: A visual primer

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Health and environmental experts say chemicals known as PCBs represent an emerging front in the ongoing battle for detoxifying the nation’s infrastructure, including its aging schools.
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Fighting a chemical giant: cases mounting against PCB manufacturer Monsanto

Monday, October 24, 2022
Could a series of lawsuits against the PCB manufacturer Monsanto in Washington state help plaintiffs in Vermont win similar cases? PCB experts say they think the answer is yes.
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Keri Hornbuckle presents at CASE Colloquium

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Keri Hornbuckle spoke at the Climate/Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series. The topic was “The impact of coordinated sampling, analytical, and data management methods with identification and remediation of legacy and modern sources of airborne PCBs.”
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Exposure to airborne PCBs an ongoing challenge, expert says

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Keri Hornbuckle, PhD, shared her group's research into polychlorinated biphenyls during Keystone Science Lecture.
A PCB danger sign in front of Burlington High School

Vermont relaxes PCB standards, but impact on Burlington school project unclear

Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Vermont Department of Health has quietly updated the way it assesses airborne levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a decision that comes ahead of a statewide testing program for hundreds of schools across the state.
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Air pollution levels around some Iowa factories is higher than federal goal

Friday, November 12, 2021
Around 250,000 Americans face air pollution levels higher than the federal government considers acceptable.
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Health policy changes in Germany informed by trainee research

Monday, November 1, 2021
Identification of previously undetected sources of polychlorinated biphenyls, often called PCBs, leads to protections for communities.
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U.S. EPA: No health threat from PCB harbor emissions

Friday, December 6, 2019
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has responded to a new report released this week that sounds the alarm about PCB air pollution around New Bedford Harbor.
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Airborne PCBs near New Bedford Harbor pose health risks, study finds

Friday, December 6, 2019
A new study shows that airborne PCBs from New Bedford Harbor may pose a health hazard for nearby residents in Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford.