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Asbestos found at Commission crèche
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Asbestos found at Commission crèche

24.10.2013 From our online archive
Traces of asbestos have been found in rooms at a European Commission crèche in Kirchberg, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Traces of asbestos have been found in rooms at a European Commission crèche in Kirchberg, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Small traces of the toxic material were found in two classrooms at the "Centre Polyvalent de l'enfance", in Rue Albert Borschette.

Commission spokesman Antonio Gravili said that although the traces were minimal – less than five times the tolerance limit in Luxembourg, the discovery was being treated very seriously.

Parents have been informed, he said, and the children were moved to another classroom as a precaution. Further tests are expected to be carried out at the building to find the origin of the asbestos fibres.

Mr Gravili said that the rooms would only be opened again after a thorough cleaning.

Translated from an article by Diane Lecorsais