A school district in Pennsylvania has become compliant with provisions of an asbestos act after violations.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – A school district in Philadelphia has recently become compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) asbestos act, after violations were found last year. As reported by the Bucks County Courier Times, the Council Rock School District was stated by school and environmental officials Tuesday to have recently become compliant with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which calls for the development of management plans for materials that contain asbestos in school buildings. The district reportedly spent over $200,000 to become compliant.
Superintendent Mark Klein is quoted in the report as stating, “We worked with the EPA to remediate these issues immediately… The costs they associate with remediation are wrong – they are the costs we incur to maintain our plans and to contract with a firm that does both asbestos testing and other air quality testing. At no time was there a citation by the EPA that involved the actual danger of asbestos. These were procedural violations that we addressed as soon as we were informed of the audit.”
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