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The City of Lorca asks the Ministry of Education to expedite the removal of asbestos from schools in the municipality (16/08/2019)

The mayor of Education of Lorca, Antonia Pérez, remembers that this material was widely used at the time when most of the schools in Lorca were built, "when it was still allowed, and now this problem we must solve it among all".

The Councilor for Education of the City of Lorca, Antonia Pérez, has asked this morning to the Ministry of Education promptly in the development of a plan the deprecated of the educational centers of the municipality.

The Councilor for Education has recalled according to "the inventory we have, in the educational centers of Lorca there are approximately 6,000 m2 of fiber cement in its roofs or in some other element, such as water collection channels and external downspouts, especially in the constructions before the 80s ".

Pérez Segura has been worried about these data, but has insisted on "not creating alarm, since we know that not having manipulation of this material there is no danger to our health", even so, the mayor has requested "speed to the new Minister of Education of the Autonomous Community, María Esperanza Moreno to carry out all the necessary works to remove asbestos from the educational centers of the Region of Murcia until 2028, which is the deadline set by the European Union. a few days and we hope to meet as soon as possible. "

The mayor has stressed that "the removal of roofs of fiber cement with asbestos particles is a task that requires a strict safety protocol that must be carried out by qualified professionals, through authorized companies, responsible for transport and that all material removed is deposited in authorized landfills. "

The head of Education of the Consistory of Lorca adds that "it is not only about removing this type of material, but also the covers must be replaced with other materials that are authorized and do not give problems."

Finally, he has advanced that without a doubt "this will be one of the topics that he will put on the table during the meeting with the new Minister of Education to whom he has already requested a work meeting."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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