Welsh university receives asbestos scareAsbestos was discovered recently at Coleg Llandrillo in Rhos on Sea, Wales, during a routine survey, the North Wales Pioneer reports.
According to the news source, officials with the university notified workers at the site, but noted that tests have indicated there is currently no safety risk posed to these individuals. Still, the asbestos discovered in the facility in question is expected to be removed over the next few months, the Pioneer reports.
"As part of their preparatory work in refurbishing the Cinmel block on the Rhos-on-Sea site, the College was advised, as a matter of routine, to survey the building for asbestos," read a statement from the college. "A report from specialist consultants showed that while the majority of the building is totally asbestos-free, some areas do contain some traces of asbestos."
Though school officials have downplayed any potential safety risks, one staff member who wished to remain anonymous told the news provider that "I don't understand what safe levels there could be for asbestos."
Such concerns are not unfounded as even low-level exposure to asbestos has been proven to cause lung cancer, asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.
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