Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:19:42 +0000
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: NY School
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And I’m wondering w hy they were testing for PCBs.  Did a lighting ballast fail?  Why replace all the lighting if it’s all intact and working fine?  Are the elevated PCBs directly attributable to lighting?  There are other sou rces, principally in caulk.

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They probably should retr ofit the lighting to energy efficient fixtures and the like, as a matter of good stewardship of their utility dollars.  But I’m with Pat – I think there’s a lot of information missing to go leapi ng to these types of conclusions.

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From:  Redden, Patricia
Am I crazy thinking this is overkil l, that you automatically need a complete lighting retrofit if the school w as built after 1979? -held-to-discuss-s-i-school-chemical-problem/


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