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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Building safe schools : invisible threats, visible actions /
Publisher Center for Health, Environment and Justice,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 62750421
Subjects School buildings--Health aspects--United States ; Community and school--United States ; Environmental justice--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TH880.B25 2005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/30/2005
Collation 46 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- A growing trend: siting schools near contaminated land -- Children's special vulnerabilities -- Rising rates of disease in children -- What makes children especially vulnerable to environmental chemicals? -- The school siting process: factors that influence where new schools are located -- Examples of schools built on or near contaminated land -- 50 state survey: existing school siting laws, policies and regulations -- Model school siting legislation: guidance for acquiring school property and evaluating existing sites -- Key elements of a protective school siting policy -- Ensuring meaningful participation in school siting decisions -- Categorical exclusion of candidate sites -- Evaluating candidate sites -- Developing a cleanup plan for a contaminated site -- The last resort: building on a highly contaminated site -- Action steps: for parents and community representatives -- Table A-1: New York State recommended soil cleanup objectives for chemicals commonly found at contaminated sites -- Table A-2: adverse health effects associated with chemicals commonly found at contaminated sites -- Complete list of New York State recommended soil cleanup objectives.