The woman who 35 years ago was a key figure in the fight over the Love Canal site in New York, is now advocating for a Rhode Island law that prohibits the construction of schools on sites that could be subject to vapor intrusion. Lois Gibbs and others spoke in favor of the 2012 law, which Gibbs described as "the best piece of legislation in this country." Rhode Island legislators are considering amendments that would allow the use of engineered solutions for such sites, where the source of vapors currently must be removed or a school must be placed elsewhere.

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