Wilson Ave. School in Newark remains closed

The Wilson Avenue Elementary School in Newark remains closed after tests revealed higher than normal levels of petroleum in the water.

Students in grades two through eight were transferred to East Side High School Tuesday, where classes were held inside the auditorium.

School officials say a gas smell detected in the school after last month's rain storms prompted them to test the air and floodwaters. Tests results released Monday revealed elevated levels of petroleum in the ground water inside the gym, as well as higher than normal levels of benzine in the air.

Officials say the Environmental Protection Agency will determine the cleanup process.

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