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Synthetic Turf Melts at CA Schools

Five Los Angeles high schools are living Abby Wambach’s synthetic turf “nightmare” as the pellets underneath their synthetic turf fields have melted in the summer heat. What did LAUSD do in response?

Vow to replace them, of course! According to a story about the synthetic turf debacle in the Los Angeles Times, the school district claims the tuft is “defective” and plans to spend between $500,000 and $800,000 replacing them.

This in a school district that often doesn’t have books–or seats–for their students.

One thing nobody’s talking about? The heat: When it’s 90 degress outside, the turf can be as much as 170 degrees. Or the cancer risks, which affect pets as well as kids.


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