(3/4/2018) Tests show no asbestos at school
Testing has shown there is no asbestos in samples of dust and materials taken from Fremantle’s Lance Holt Primary School.
City of Fremantle Chief Executive Officer Philip St John said independent analysis of nine samples taken from locations around the school earlier today found no trace of asbestos.
The City has advised the school of the findings and will continue to liaise with Lance Holt staff and parents and closely monitor the demolition works on the site of the former Workers Club at 7 Henry Street.
The City took action to instruct the demolition contractor to cease works until further notice while testing could be undertaken in response to concerns about dust emissions from the site.
Mr St John said the City was yet to receive results of the soil tests taken from the demolition site which was closed and contained this morning.
“Our immediate priority was to clarify the situation regarding Lance Holt Primary School. Now that the tests conducted at the school have come back negative, we will focus our attention back on the demolition site.
“As soon as we receive the results back from the laboratory where they were sent for testing, we will determine any further action.”