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SMMUSD Hires New Company to Remove Malibu High School Contamination

The Malibu Times reports that Environ, an environmental engineering firm, will do the work, but the contract doesn't have an estimated cost.

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The Malibu Times reports that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District hired a new company to help with the Malibu High School contamination.

"The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education picked the environmental engineering firm Environ to oversee soil testing and more air testing," according to the Malibu Times.

The contract with Environ does not have an estimated cost, but the negotiations have been approved, according to the article.

Mark Katchen, the district consultant, was paid $261,000 for the three months of work his company, Phylmar Group, did at the school, according to the board’s consent calendar, states the Malibu Times article.

"NRC Environmental, which cleaned classrooms over winter break, was paid $82,000," according to the article. "Pillsbury, the district’s legal counsel for the environmental issues in Malibu, is being paid a blended rate that ranges from $270 to $695 an hour.

For the full story, visit The Malibu Times website.

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