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Mercury Contamination Plagues D.C. Schools

A team from the Environmental Protection Agency undertakes the difficult task of cleaning up spilled mercury at Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C. No one in the school was contaminated, but the building has been closed on and off for more than a week while the cleanup proceeds.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.