Caerphilly Council has spend more than half a million pounds dealing (or not dealing) with asbestos at a single school, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The South Wales Argus report: 

CAERPHILLY council will have spent at least £643,364 dealing with the issues of asbestos at Cwmcarn High School come the end of the school year.

This includes the costs of surveys, transporting pupils to alternative accommodation in Ebbw Vale and keeping the vacant school secure.

But nothing has yet been done to manage or remove asbestos at the site.

You can read the full story here. 

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