Cleanup of Paramus middle school to begin

Starting Monday, crews will remove more tainted soil around West Brook Middle School in Paramus. Paramus Mayor Jim Tedesco says tests showed the dirt is contaminated with pesticides. He says he expects

News 12 Staff

Jul 2, 2007, 12:22 PM

Updated 6,139 days ago

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Cleanup of Paramus middle school to begin
Starting Monday, crews will remove more tainted soil around West Brook Middle School in Paramus.
Paramus Mayor Jim Tedesco says tests showed the dirt is contaminated with pesticides. He says he expects the removal to resolve the problem. Tedesco also says crews will be digging deep to ensure they remove all the contaminated soil.
The soil will be replaced with new soil and stone.
The project has been controversial. Superintendent Janice Dime knew of the contamination for five months but did not disclose the information right away. Parents want Dime fired, but say in the meantime they?ll put their trust in the mayor to fix it.
Authorities say the cleanup should take about a week.
The school board has been negotiating with the superintendent about her job. The board president says a tentative agreement has been reached and that hopefully the information will be disclosed soon.
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