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ASBESTOS INVESTIGATION UPDATES – 21 FEBRUARY

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) < 1 mins read

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) investigation into asbestos contaminated mulch has returned two negative results in the past day, and no positives.

The total number of positive sites remains at 47.

The two negative results are schools:

  • Mount Annan Christian College, Currans Hill
  • Trinity Catholic Primary School, Kemps Creek

As of 6pm yesterday, 798 tests have returned negative results since January 10. The EPA expects to receive further results over the coming days.

Precautionary testing will be undertaken at three health facilities. These are Macquarie Hospital, Tresillian (Wollstonecraft) and Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice. At risk areas will be cordoned off.

An area next to a pathway under a bridge on Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield is also being tested as a precaution. Inner West Council has advised most of the affected area is not accessible to the public, and the whole site is now fenced off.

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Asbestos investigation schools list:

Bonded asbestos detected in mulch

  • Allambie Heights Public School, Allambie Heights (school open, small-isolated garden fenced off)
  • Domremy College, Five Dock (school open, isolated site and fenced off)
  • Liverpool West Public School, Liverpool (school open at different site)
  • Penrith Christian School, Orchard Hills (school open, site fenced off)
  • St Luke’s Catholic College, Marsden Park (the school has made the decision to close for the week)

No bonded or friable asbestos detected in mulch

  • International Grammar School, Ultimo
  • North Sydney Public School, Waverton
  • St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Daceyville
  • Westmead Christian Grammar School, Westmead
  • Edmondson Park Public School, Edmondson Park
  • Mount Annan Christian College, Currans Hill
  • Trinity Catholic Primary School, Kemps Creek

Tested as a precaution and waiting results:

  • Justin’s Catholic Parish Primary School, Oran Park
  • St Benedict’s Catholic College, Oran Park

Contact details:

media@epa.nsw.gov.au

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