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EPA Releases Final Report on Air Toxics Near Cabell County Technology Center

Release Date: 11/09/2010
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543, smith.bonnie@epa.gov

PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2010) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic made available today its final report on monitoring for air toxics near Cabell County Career Technology Center in Huntington, W.Va. The report, posted on EPA’s website at http://www.epa.gov/schoolair/schools.html, concludes that EPA found no concern short- or long-term health risks from air toxics, specifically nickel, outside the school.

Cabell County Career Technology Center is one of 63 schools in 22 states in EPA monitored outdoor air as part of the agency’s Schools Air Toxics Monitoring Initiative, designed to help EPA and state environmental agencies understand whether long-term exposure to air toxics poses health concerns for children and staff at the schools.

EPA selected Cabell County Career Technology Center because of its proximity to two sources of air toxics - - a steel manufacturer and a nickel alloys manufacturer - - and computer models which determined nickel may be present at elevated levels in the outdoor air. Because no concentrations of concern were found at the school, air monitoring there has been discontinued.

To see a listing of all the 63 schools monitored in this initiative: http://www.epa.gov/schoolair/schools.html