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Chicago Public Schools behind in handling asbestos, study finds

5 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

cpslogo v1 min 100x100 Chicago Public Schools behind in handling asbestos, study finds management is mandated by federal law for all schools in the United States. The regulations require schools to identify and re-inspect containing material every three years to monitor that it is not at risk of becoming airborne. Federal law also requires schools to “develop, maintain and update” an management plan, which documents recommended response actions for the school, the location of in the school and any action to repair or remove it.

A new report from Unvision Chicago and the Social Justice News Nexus at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism found Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have fallen behind in removing or encapsulating asbestos in school buildings. (more…)