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Parents Plan Protest After Discovering That PCBs Were Found At Manhattan School

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Parents are planning to protest at a Manhattan elementary school after finding out that hazardous toxins were found there months ago.

A group of parents at P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side said that a smoking light fixture emitting PCBs was discovered in early December but wasn't replaced until almost three weeks later.

They also said they didn't know about the leak until P.S. 87 appeared on a PCB remediation list published by NY1 last week.

The group said they received a notice Wednesday, almost three months after the leak was discovered.

City law requires that parents be notified within seven days.

PCB leaks have been discovered in more then 300 schools across the city.

In a statement, the city said it has been open about the whole process.

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