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Friday, October 3, 2014

Huntington Beach Schools Suspend Asbestos Removal Effort In Response To Complaints

Today's post was shared by Take Justice Back and comes from losangeles.cbslocal.com


A Huntington Beach school board official says this notice announcing a halt to asbestos abatement on Sept. 17 wasn't made quickly enough. (Screenshot: OVSD.org)
A Huntington Beach school board official says this notice announcing a halt to asbestos abatement on Sept. 17 wasn't made quickly enough. (Screenshot: OVSD.org)

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — School officials in Huntington Beach have halted an asbestos abatement project after hearing complaints from parents and a vocal school board member.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports the modernization program at 11 schools in the Ocean View School District (OVSD) includes a district-wide effort to remove asbestos from the campuseSchool board member John Briscoe filed an official complaint with CAL/OSHA for possible asbestos handling violations citing what he calls evidence of ceiling tiles being “disturbed, moved, removed and even missing” during the modernization effort, which includes restroom renovations, fire alarm upgrades, and roofing work.

According to the school district’s website, OVSD began the multi-million-dollar project in July on all of its campuses: Circle View, College View, Golden View, Hope View, Lake View, Mesa View, Oak View, Spring View, Star View, Sun View, and Vista View.

A notice posted on the OVSD website states the following: “As of September 17, 2014 Asbestos Abatement has been put on hold at ALL sites until further notice.”

The notice also states the district has inspected each...


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