It has been reported that following violations a school district is now complying with provisions of an asbestos act. The school district in Pennsylvania has recently started to comply with the asbestos act by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the report.

This follows asbestos violations that were discovered last year, and the school district, which is the Council Rock School District, has reportedly spent around two hundred thousand dollars in order to become complaint with the EPA’s asbestos act.

The act, which is the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, requires management plans to be developed for materials in school buildings that contain asbestos. One school district official recently stated: “We worked with the EPA to remediate these issues immediately…”

He added: “The costs they associate with remediation are wrong – they are the costs we incur to maintain our plans and to contract with a firm that does both asbestos testing and other air quality testing. At no time was there a citation by the EPA that involved the actual danger of asbestos. These were procedural violations that we addressed as soon as we were informed of the audit.”

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