Priority mulch testing by EPA at several schools

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is undertaking precautionary testing of mulch for asbestos contamination.

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The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) supply chain tracking is identifying schools for precautionary testing.

The decision to undertake precautionary testing is supported by the NSW Government Asbestos Taskforce, which includes representatives from NSW Health and the Department of Education.

The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priorities, and we are cooperating fully with the EPA in their investigations.

More information

For more information about current precautionary testing of sites for asbestos contamination of mulch visit the EPA website.

All positive sites will be updated on the EPA website daily.

If you have any concerns about mulch in your child’s school, contact the school directly for the most up-to-date information.

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