Asbestos found in Prospect school

Long River Middle School in Prospect (Photo:
Long River Middle School in Prospect (Photo:

PROSPECT, Conn. (WTNH)- An asbestos problem has closed an area middle school for the summer.

Long River middle school in Prospect is closed for the remainder of the summer after asbestos was found built up in old tiles and glue.

“All asbestos discovered was nonfriable (incapable of releasing fibers to the air from hand-pressure). In an abundance of caution, our asbestos consultant, an accredited environmental consulting firm, took numerous air samples throughout the school to confirm the findings. All samples were analyzed and all were non-detect for asbestos.” said Superintendent of Schools Tim James.

The school is working to get rid of the problem areas before the school year begins.

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