Teachers at ‘blue water’ school go on strike amid continuing fears over pupils’ health

The Daily Record is reporting that teachers at a school campus built on a former landfill site are pressing ahead with a planned strike despite an independent review finding no link to ill health.

Members of the NASUWT teaching union refuse to return to the Buchanan and St Ambrose High School campus at Coatbridge , North Lanarkshire, until given advice by their lawyers.

The Scottish Government ordered the investigation into the site after parents and teachers reported blue water coming from school taps, and raised fears of links between possible chemical exposure and illness among staff and pupils.

Chris Keates, NASUWT General Secretary, said: “Our experts and legal counsel are examining the site report and we are awaiting their advice on the next steps.”

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