Asbestos in old Sheffield schools is ‘no risk to students’

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THREE-QUARTERS of Sheffield’s schools contain asbestos despite major rebuilding work – but council officials say there is no risk to pupils.

Most of the city’s 17 secondary schools have now been rebuilt and the toxic material removed.

But 116 of 154 schools in Sheffield in total – some 75 per cent – still contain the cancer-causing substance, most of which are primary schools.

 

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