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Asbestos pipes beneath Latham Primary School oval would cost $1 million to remove

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
July 6 2021 - 5:00pm
Latham Primary School in Belconnen has lead paint on old heaters as well as asbestos in flooring and in pipes underneath the oval, an inquiry has heard. Picture: Shutterstock

A primary school oval is nearly unusable because an old asbestos-coated underground watering system would cost up to $1 million dollars to remove, an inquiry has been told.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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