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NYC to Pay $1 Million Over Alleged Air Violations at Schools (1)

Sept. 27, 2021, 5:31 PMUpdated: Sept. 27, 2021, 8:17 PM

New York City agreed to pay $1 million to settle claims that it failed to maintain boilers at public schools and violated the Clean Air Act, according to a Monday filing in a federal court in the state.

The city failed to operate and maintain about 1,329 oil-fired boilers at 566 public school buildings, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Its failure to complete regular boiler tune-ups led to excess hazardous air pollutants and particulate matter emissions, the lawsuit says.

Hundreds of the city Department of Education’s boilers are ...

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