The Academy pursues compliance with the Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (1986)(AHERA) through documentation of asbestos containing materials on campus and maintenance of an active management plan that includes hazard prevention and reduction.AHERA Compliance DocumentsAHERAEPA Asbestos InformationSchool Management Plan Requirements; Code of Federal Regulations: Chapter 40; Part 763 – Asbestos
Mercury management is governed most directly by the state Mercury Management Act (2006)(MMA). The primary strategy for compliance is through routine collection and proper recycling of end-of-use light bulbs that contain mercury.MMAEPA Mercury Information
Indoor Air Quality
The following campus buildings have HVAC systems equipped with air filters: Kingsley, Kellner, Rader, Warner, Walker, and Daniels.
Filter Replacement Schedule (coming soon)
WA’s municipal water is regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act (1974)(SDWA). Annual water quality reporting (available below) is required by the SDWA and provided by the city for citizen review. While the city’s water has been in compliance within the past decade, primary potential hazards known of include lead and chlorine disinfectant byproductsWater Filtration
WA has filtered water stations/spigots/fountains across campus utilizing various filtration technologies.
WA Water Filtration by Location, Type, & Maintenance Schedule (coming soon)City of Worcester 2014 Annual Water Quality ReportSDWA
The second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.A, Radon originates primarily from underground geological formations and Worcester County has indoor concentrations nearly four times greater than the national average. Select testing of campus buildings had levels lower then the EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L (lifetime exposure mortality risk of 7 in 1000).EPA Radon InformationState/County Information