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03/07/03 - Longview

Parents Pull Kids From School After Pollution Report

   Some concerned parents pulled their kids out of school over the last two days after an independent report cited possible air pollution hazards near a Longview school.

   Jodie McClure Elementary is cited in the report, which is within two miles of two refineries that, according to the report, release toxic chemicals into the air.

   The report, compiled by the Refinery Reform Campaign, says the chemicals put children at a higher risk of cancer, learning disabilities and other health problems.

   School officials say there have been no illnesses or reports of ill effects and that there is no evidence there is any danger to students.

   Bob Hallmark, reporting.
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