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Cancer-Causing Chemical Found Underneath Hackensack Middle School

Hackensack Middle School.
Hackensack Middle School. Photo Credit: Google Maps

HACKENSACK, N.J. — A cancer-causing chemical used in dry cleaning was discovered in groundwater samples taken from underneath Hackensack Middle School, NorthJersey.com reports.

The amount of fumes from tetrachloroethylene, which is an industrial cleaning solvent, are not high enough to be harmful to students, the article says.

The district has been ordered to come up with a plan to clear the property of the chemical.

Nevertheless, the city school district has been ordered to develop a plan to clear the school property of the chemical, NorthJersey.com says.

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