Asbestos school to reopen

Cwmcarn High School is to reopen, after Caerphilly councillors agreed a £1m plan to remove asbestos at the site and provide temporary classrooms. Its hoped pupils could be back on site in September.

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Cwmcarn school could reopen in September

Parents and pupils have spent months campaigning for the high school to reopen.

Pupils could return to Cwmcarn High School after the summer holidays, following a unanimous vote last night by Caerphilly councillors.

The school was closed last October after an investigation supposedly found dangerous levels of asbestos - two subsequent reports argue the building is "essentially uncontaminated".

However a report into the findings recommend asbestos removal and remediation works totalling almost £1m before the school is safe for re-occupation.

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