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Manchester School Board Discusses Concerns About Planned 'Crumb Rubber' Playing Field

Manchester School Board Discusses Concerns About Planned 'Crumb Rubber' Playing Field

MANCHESTER — With construction set to start in the spring on a new synthetic playing field at Manchester High School, the board of education on Monday discussed concerns about health risks from material to be used in the project.

The field where football and soccer are played will contain "crumb rubber," which comes from scrap tires. A federal study recently requested by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is to focus on the potential link between crumb rubber and cancer.

Concerns about the material are longstanding, but board member Neal Leon said no new evidence of health risks has surfaced. The board approved the $1.75 million field and track construction project...

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