Amtrak Cleaning Up Toxic Contaminants Found On Tracks At New York’s Penn Station

April 29, 2016

By Sean Adams, CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials have found elevated levels of toxic contaminants on at least two tracks at Penn Station.Website Insert Gathering of Professionals 1 copy

The PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, found on Tracks 1 and 10 are not in an area accessible to the public, but the union representing track workers is gravely concerned and pursuing litigation, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.

“It doesn’t smell, you don’t know it’s there until it’s tested, it’s not like you can just go and identify it. It’s a silent killer, I mean you can’t see it,” union representative Tom Wohanka told Adams. “We’re constantly working in soils and ballast and we don’t even know what’s there.”

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