State health department holds public meeting at Elmira High School

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UPDATE: The NYS Health Department held a public meeting Thursday night to talk about health concerns connected to the soil and air quality contamination discovered on the school grounds of Elmira High School. 

Watch the full report from 18 News @ Eleven above. 

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The New York State Health Department is set to hold a public meeting for all current former staff of Southside High School, which is now Elmira High School, on Thursday, Feb. 7.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss health concerns related to soil and air quality contamination on the school grounds. Clean-up efforts for contamination found below the ground of the high school’s property have been ongoing for years.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Elmira High School gymnasium. It is open to anyone who wants to voice their concerns.

18 News will have full coverage of the event during our 11 p.m. broadcast.

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