Asbestos alert at Pomona school

ASBESTOS removal works will make the Pomona State School off-limits all this week.

Despite it being school holidays, parents with students have been alerted to the latest round of works destined to eradicate the potentially deadly material and warned not to enter the grounds.

School principal Mick Byrne in the school newsletter wrote:

“In the first week of the September holidays, Q Build will be removing asbestos ceiling tiles from G and F blocks and then builders doing the library will also be removing asbestos from there as well.

“This means that once again the school grounds will be off-limits to all students and staff during this time. This will affect Outside School Hours Care operations and the opening hours of the pool.”

A school P&C spokeswoman last week said she had no real concerns that children may have been exposed to any asbestos fibres because as far as she was aware none of the roofing tiles had been damaged.

The spokeswoman said it was routine preventative action to remove the material.

Gympie Times


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