Several Orange County Schools to be Tested for Asbestos

October 10, 2014

An Orange County school district will test every room in its 11 schools for asbestos after questions were raised about whether students were exposed to carcinogenic dust during construction projects earlier this school year.

The Orange County Register reports two schools, Oak View Elementary and Hope View Elementary, were closed Monday and Tuesday following asbestos removal on Saturday.

Ocean View School District officials say they are investigating whether contractors violated protocol by removing asbestos on or after the first day of school.

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