Search finds no asbestos contamination

A search of Umina Beach Public School grounds has found no asbestos-contaminated material.

The investigation was carried out at the school by an independent hygienist appointed by the Department of Education, after material containing bonded asbestos was suspected of being found in the school grounds.

Following the inspection, the school received clearance certificates and was open for use by students and staff.

“The health, safety, and well-being of the school and the local community is our highest priority,” parents were told in a circular from the Department.

“Thank you for your understanding regarding these investigations.”

Parents were told that bonded asbestos was asbestos attached to other material such as cement or vinyl and could not be crumbled by light pressure.

SOURCE:
Letter, 29 June 2020
School Infrastructure, NSW Department of Education

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