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The shift in policy means hundreds of additional children will now be eligible for city-funded services each year, amounting to a 50% increase in the city’s annual caseloads of lead exposure.
The leaders of a NYCHA unit charged with removing lead from public housing apartments spent years falsifying records meant to ensure the work was properly supervised by certified experts.
There may be a backlog of thousands of lead paint violations that the city isn't addressing.
Some NYCHA tenants have long suspected that the true number of children exposed to lead is much higher than the city was admitting.
A notice of claim says a toddler poisoned by deteriorating lead paint while attending a 3-K program in Bushwick.
“I’m frustrated that we’re put in a situation where we’re reliant on government officials to protect our children, and they’re neglecting us,” one parent said. “The DOE is negligent at this point.”
Students remained in classrooms with lead paint issues for months.
The announcement comes less than one week before the City Council is scheduled to hold an oversight hearing on the city's enforcement of lead laws.
An investigation by WNYC conducted earlier this year found high levels of lead-paint contamination in four public elementary schools.
Nearly 10,000 private apartments that should've been tested, including residences where multiple children had been exposed to high levels of lead, were never inspected.
The City says it will immediately remediate paint in 938 classrooms where lead-based paint is present and there is visible deterioration.
Under the new plan, visual inspections will now take place three times a year, instead of only once a year.
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