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CONTAMINATED SOIL REMOVED FROM SCHOOL SITE

In the afternoon and evening hours on March 11, concerned residents and teachers gathered at P.S. 156 for a public availability session to discuss the Site Management Plan for the former Metro North property located in Mott Haven.

The 672 Concourse Village West site, which has faced controversy due to fears over soil contamination, is expected to be the future home to four new schools, with the earliest opening in September 2010.

Over the past three years, the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, used all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the site.

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