Posts Tagged ‘elementary school’

New Zealand school faces criticism for asbestos abatement during classes

21 Mar 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette1 100x100 New Zealand school faces criticism for asbestos abatement during classesA primary school in Auckland, , is expecting students to attend class while procedures are underway, a move that has some parents fearing for the safety of their children.

Hobsonville Primary School is in the midst of a three-plus week asbestos removal process after the known human carcinogen was found in the ground where a new drop-off zone is set to be built, according to 1 News. Parents wanted the school to wait until Christmas break — the longest break the children have in their year-round school schedule — to remove the asbestos, but school officials reportedly said that was too long to keep it near the children. (more…)


School District in Pennsylvania accused of burying asbestos near elementary school

26 Sep 2014 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 School District in Pennsylvania accused of burying asbestos near elementary schoolThe Board of the East Penn School District in Lehigh County, Penn., is disputing charges that the district violated environmental laws by burying construction waste containing a cancer-causing carcinogen, asbestos. In the summer of 2013, several dump-truck loads of construction were discarded in an area of woods just west of Wescosville Elementary School in Lower Macungie Township. School officials are claiming that they do not know who dumped the debris near their property, but after the pile was discovered, they authorized the burial of the debris in a clay-lined pit on the same site. (more…)