Dieldrin and schools – are other schools routinely tested for chemicals such as dieldrin in the soil?

The issue of dieldrin contamination relates to prior historical agricultural use. Existing schools are not routinely tested for chemical contamination.

However, the Department of Education and Training takes health and safety in our schools extremely seriously.

Where there is any indication of a risk to health or safety in schools, the Department undertakes appropriate investigations and employs conservative risk mitigation strategies, with assistance from technical experts.

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