Report cites possible asbestos exposure during school work



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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A state report says some students and staff may have been exposed to asbestos during renovations at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids last school year.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports (http://bit.ly/1jLVsuC ) that the Iowa Natural Resources Department has released its findings and says the state is considering legal action against the district and an asbestos removal company. The violations include failing to remove asbestos-containing material before demolition, failing to keep asbestos-containing material adequately wet and failure to seal asbestos-containing material.

The district has said the problems never exposed students or school staff to asbestos. The report cites three times potential asbestos exposure occurred during the school year.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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