Friday, November 16, 2018

District 11 says it's testing school floors for mercury vapor

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 6:39 PM

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Flooring in several Colorado Springs School District 11 schools have been found to release mercury vapors, the district said in a news release, but added, "There are no indications that the flooring is cause for any immediately health and environmental concerns or alarm."

Testing showed rubberized flooring of this kind at the following schools:

Doherty High School
Sabin Middle School (main gym floor was replaced with hardwood in August 2018)
Russell Middle School
Chipeta Elementary School
Fremont Elementary School
Grant Elementary School
Henry Elementary School
King Elementary School
RudyElementary School

However, to be safe, the district plans additional testing as "a necessary precaution."

Read the news release here:

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