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Illnesses at Seneca Falls MS cause new policy for sewer pipe repairs

On Sept. 26, several Seneca Falls Middle School students and a teacher in a classroom where the windows were open reported headaches and nausea.

Their illness likely was caused by sewer pipe rehabilitation work at nearby Boston Avenue. The school is on Troy Street.

School Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman said the teacher didn’t feel well and nine students went home ill. Eight of the nine returned the next day and one still felt ill two days later but has since returned

Several hundred feet south of the classroom, workers from Green Mountain Pipeline Services were using a Cured In Place Pipeline (CIPP) process on deteriorating sewer lines, part of a town sanitary sewer rehabilitation project in that neighborhood.

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