"Cover Story" piece on the sudden closing on Aug. 15 of the 342-pupil, 70-teache
"Cover Story" piece on the sudden closing on Aug. 15 of the 342-pupil, 70-teacher William B. Jack Elementary School in Portland due to the discovery of a toxic mold called Stachybotrys chartarum, spores of which have been detected in the school's air. Some say that officials, trying to save money by not performing routine maintenance and by turning off air-circulation systems to save on heating bills, created an environment that allowed the mold to grow. The mold has also been found in two other schools, one in Lincolnville and another in Farmingdale, which were closed permanently within the last 15 months. Norman Anderson, a toxicologist with the American Lung Association of Maine, fears that testing will reveal Strachybotrys is growing in more Maine schools.
Air pollution, School buildings Portland, Schools Portland Jack Elementary School
Tapley, Lance, ""Cover Story" piece on the sudden closing on Aug. 15 of the 342-pupil, 70-teache" (2001). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 456.