Created on: 12 Aug 2019

Dear Member,

Our latest press release which was issued last Friday can be found here and a copy of the EIS submission to the independent review can be found here.

As you can see we are not contesting the thrust of the report findings but we have echoed its criticism of the handling of this entire matter by NLC. I attended the briefing on Friday and it was clear that despite the history of the site, NLC had done little to proactively monitor the location in a way which could have offered reassurance to staff and pupils. Indeed, at the briefing it was clear to me that some of the monitoring activity which should have taken place, quite clearly hadn’t.

Moving forward the proposed overview group offers a vehicle to ensure that the ongoing monitoring of soil and air samples can be pursued. The EIS is arguing, also, for medical screening to be made available on request to staff and pupils.

I am sure that you will have been discussing the report within the school; if there is anything which the branch feels the Institute should be doing over and above the current engagement, please do not hesitate to contact the local association secretary, Ian Scott, or to contact me directly with suggestions.

Yours sincerely,

Larry Flanagan

General Secretary