Clinics for asbestos concerns

Special health clinics will be held today for Cwmcarn High School pupils and their parents to discuss asbestos concerns.

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All Welsh schools should be tested for asbestos - Lib Dems

The Welsh Government should hold a 'national audit' of every school in Wales to check for asbestos according to the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams. Her call follows the closure of Cwmcarn High School after signs of asbestos were discovered. Kirsty Williams said,

I do not want to cause undue alarm, however when a school of 900 pupils has had to close because asbestos was found in airborne particles, I think that people across Wales have a right to know if asbestos is a danger in their local school. Britain imported hundreds of thousands of tons of asbestos in the last century and we do not know the extent of its use in our schools nor how secure it is in school buildings.

The matter will also be raised in the National Assembly this afternoon after Islwyn AM Gwyn Price was given leave to ask an urgent question.

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