Queens students may be forced to attend schools built on toxic sites unless the state Legislature agrees on a plan.
Concern grows over toxic sites
The bill at issue outlines a review process that a piece of land must go through before a new school can be built on it. Currently, state-owned sites go through this stringent process, but leased sites get off easier. Without a more consistent review process, the new schools promised to Queens residents by the city could be built on contaminated sites.
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