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Testing for PCBs in Vermont’s Schools

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Vermont is moving forward with testing its older school buildings for PCBs – a class of highly carcinogenic chemicals. Plus, the veto session begins, the state sues Monsanto over PCB contamination, a new report estimates possible species loss due to climate change, and nesting loons.

With The Frequency, get up to speed on what's happening in Vermont in under 15 minutes. Available every weekday morning by 6:30 a.m.

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Brittany Patterson joined Vermont Public in December 2020. Previously, she was an energy and environment reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Ohio Valley ReSource. Prior to that, she covered public lands, the Interior Department and forests for E&E News' ClimateWire, based in Washington, D.C. Brittany also teaches audio storytelling and has taught classes at West Virginia University, Saint Michael's College and the University of Vermont. She holds degrees in journalism from San Jose State University and U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. A native of California, Brittany has fallen in love with Vermont. She enjoys hiking, skiing, baking and cuddling with her rescues, a 95-pound American Bulldog mix named Cooper, and Mila, the most beautiful calico cat you'll ever meet.
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