Asbestos concerns close Jersey Shore district for most of week

LITTLE EGG HARBOR — Although asbestos levels at in Pinelands Regional’s two schools were found to be within federal and state standards, district officials will keep students home for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.

The district said Thursday it’s awaiting word on air quality tests in explaining the closure.

In August, a contractor performing a roof-replacement project at the high school pulled out asbestos-containing paper from roofing material, APP.com

Salem students learning in ‘disturbing environment’

The school is closed Monday for Columbus Day and will re-open Tuesday, the district announced.

Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring minerals …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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