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A.V. Norrell Elemetary Flooded with Toxic Sewage: Is the building safe for our children?

With Northside students set to return to class after summer break, the recent bout of rain has flooded the grounds of A.V. Norrell Elementary School on Fendall Ave in Battery Park. The school, originally built on top of a refuse landfill in 1965, is also suffering from a ruptured sewage line that was damaged during tropical depression Gaston two years ago. This problem was not fixed, however, because the sewer pipes are inaccessible beneath a layer of toxic trash remains that lies underneath a recently built golf course next to the school. The combination of recent heavy rains and contaminated soil has created a noxious smell and a possibly unsafe environment for children.
 

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