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Chafee Social Science Center Closure

The University of Rhode closed the Chafee Social Science Building on the Kingston Campus in December 2000 based on test results that show elevated levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in soil outside and in sections inside of the high rise office building. Further testing is being conducted to determine potential exposure risks to occupants. Faculty and staff offices, and student classes have been relocated for the spring semester.

Information about PCBs

* Q&A by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
* Summary U.S. EPA and Dept. of Health

Health Information

* National Cancer Institute regarding cancer clusters
* National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Where to go for updates or more information

* URI home page
* Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Winifred Brownell, 401-874-4101
* Assistant Vice President, Business Services
J. Vern Wyman, 401-874-5478
* Director of Communications
Linda A. Acciardo, 401-874-2116


* Memo: Ballentine-Chafee Timeline
* Locations for faculty and staff

Testing Update

* Chafee phase I results
* Ballentine Hall results

* Read the release about the Ballentine results.

Class Notes:

Attention Faculty & Students

Due to the closure of Chafee, check your class schedules on ARIES for new classroom locations.

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