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Coatbridge Schools, blue water, health and lies

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by bigjimmy2, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Lead commenter

    Thoughts on the fiasco in North Lanarkshire anyone?
  2. davieee

    davieee Occasional commenter

    4 folk have got the same rare cancer at the same time in the same workplace.

    Im not a chemisty or a statistician but something is not right. When someone with a vested interest says "there's no evidence for ............", my response is that tobacco companies used to say the same about somking and lung cancer.

    From watching the news it looks like the schools were built using PPI fund (or whatever they called it in North Lanarkshire) so its going to be a protracted arguement before blame / cause is going to be established as all parties will deny liability.

    It is also looking like North Lanarkshire council are in a bind because they dont have alternative provision for relocating the schools and the pupils at short notice.

    This has potentially huge implications not only for the schools as it wont just be the locality of the schools that are affected but this will seep into the local area for decades.
  3. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    Who in their right mind builds a school on top of a former hazardous waste tip? Someone must have signed off on the plans.

    Thoughts with all those affected. Teaching is a hard gig, but to potentially get a disease from simply going to your work is utterly dreadful.
  4. micgbanks

    micgbanks Occasional commenter

    It's not PPI school. Cost £44M.
    £12M of which was for preparation of the site.

    Don't understand why they are refusing to do a proper site test. Keep repeating that the site is safe.

    Health board has written to GP's to tell them not to test staff/pupils for heavy metal/aromatic contamination nation. I think that's bang out of order. Some parents commissioning private tests at £400.

    Building has significant movement so barrier between toxic level and surface may not be intact. £30K completes a site survey. For the mental state of staff and patents why would you not do the site survey........or is it the case that the Council cannot afford to find anything untoward.

    School would never have been built on such a site if it had been in a more affluent area.
    Marisha, Effinbankers and bigjimmy2 like this.

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