Asbestos forces school closure in Amqui

The recent discovery of asbestos is forcing a school board in the Lower St. Lawrence to relocate the majority of its students.

It was detected above the library at Polyvalente Armand-St-Onge in September, following the cleaning of the school’s air vents.

The school board says it immediately shut down the library, and ordered a thorough test for the entire school.

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Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.