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Old 10th June 2019, 01:20 PM   #1
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Teachers strike over fears school built on contaminated land

(This may not be a big story, I'm just posting it here just now so I can document followup, if there is any.)

A recent cluster (four) of a rare (the reporting is a bit vague from what I've seen so far) form of bladder cancer has led to calls for teachers to strike at a school in central Scotland. A fairly recent campus it was built on a former landfill waste site for a steelworks.

Last year there was an incident where water to the school had turned blue in colour. Remedial action was taken, to replace suspected corroded copper piping.

But the most recent concern is due to four teachers at the school (three who worked in the same corrider) having developed cancer. The BBC report below does say that the environmental trigger for that form of the disease has an incubation period longer than the school has been there.

A public meeting recently became quite heated and it doesn't seem to have reassured locals.

A couple of news articles, and a response from the local council (various reports available for download) which states that nothing has been found to link the health issues reported with activities at the site.

In the last few decades a number of large industrial sites have been closed in the central belt as the traditional industries of steelmaking, shipbuilding and coalmining have disappeared, some of which have been repurposed after cleanup work.
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