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Burst Pipes at Bronx Community College Engulf Building in Mold

Posted 3/8/19

The Professional Staff Congress and faculty at Bronx Community College are concerned that the City University of New York isn’t doing enough to address mold that emerged after dozens of pipes burst at the school.

On Jan. 21, four days before students were set to return from winter break, almost 40 pipes burst in the Bronx campus’s Colston Hall, according to staff. Because of cold temperatures, ventilator coils—which were 15 years past their lifespan, according to one source—ruptured, causing the leaks. The building was closed for repairs, and about 500 classes were moved to other locations.

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