Following USA Today Report, EPA to Test Air Quality Around DISD's Harllee Elementary
The EPA's testing is in direct response to a USA Today special report called "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools," which ranked Harllee in the 52nd percentile nationwide for exposure to cancer-causing toxins and other harmful chemicals. DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander tells Unfair Park that EPA officials called yesterday to notify the district the testing would take place.
"Great, we welcome that," he says. "That's wonderful. How can you go wrong with additional air quality testing around your school?" It's scheduled to begin within the next 60 days.