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Asbestos found in NOR pool located adjacent to North High School

Posted at 4:45 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 05:19:42-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A pool located adjacent to North High School has sustained an asbestos contamination, according to the Kern High School District.

On February 13, 2020 NOR notified KHSD that the pool was closing for maintenance. North High and Frontier High students were moved to the Kern High Aquatic Complex and McMurtrey Aquatic Center, and the NOR pool remains closed.

The District is advised that NOR is working with environmental professionals to address this situation.

"The health and safety of District students and staff is very important to the District, and it will work with NOR to receive more specific information," the district said.