Cortland elementary

5:31 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Firm Hired To Monitor Air Quality At Cortland Elementary

undated classroom photo from Cortland Elementary

The DeKalb School District has voted to hire Aires Consulting to monitor air quality at Cortland Elementary. Students and staff were sickened last month when an odor was released by a nearby landfill.

Aires Proposal for Air Monitoring Program

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4:14 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Consultant To Present Findings From Cortland School Incident

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Dozens of students and staff at Cortland Elementary School received medical treatment Jan. 14 after complaining of nausea.

The smell from Waste Management's nearby landfill entered the school's ventilation system after  a construction worker unearthed old garbage. The company says strong winds carried the odor to the school.

DeKalb school district Assistant Superintendent Doug Moeller says a certified industrial hygienist will present the findings of his investigation Thursday night (2/6/14).

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9:15 am
Fri January 24, 2014

IEPA Reports Violations In Cortland Leak

Illinois regulators have issued a report on this month’s landfill leak that sickened dozens of students and teachers at a DeKalb County school.

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9:48 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Illinois EPA Probes Landfill Leak

The Illinois EPA continues to look into this week's incident at Cortland Elementary School.

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