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Parents and School Clash over Asbestos Removal

The Environmental Protection Agency says, when it is performed according to their stringent guidelines, asbestos removal (also called abatement) is safe.  But a group of New Jersey parents is taking no chances with the fiber known to cause mesothelioma. The parents in Leonia, New Jersey have won a fight with school administrators to delay asbestos removal at their local elementary school.   Like thousands of older school buildings throughout the country, the Anna C. Scott Elementary School in Leonia was built using a number of asbestos-containing building materials, common until the 1980’s.  As long as these materials stay intact and are left in place, the EPA says they don’t pose a health threat to students or teachers.  But when asbestos begins to … Continue reading Parents and School Clash over Asbestos Removal »