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Resource ID: #17159
Subject: Asbestos
Source: Star-Telegram (Fort Worth
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Date: October 8 and 9, 2000

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The Star-Telegram found that many Texas schools had "faulty asbestos surveys, had hired unqualified companies to remove the material, did not consider asbestos when undertaking renovations, did not train employees who came in contact with the material and did not maintain documentation required by state and federal laws." Every school district in Texas had violations due to inadequate staffing to enforce health laws and provide oversight. This story resulted in many schools updating asbestos surveys and one district announced it would instigate a "comprehensive air quality management plan."

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