Schools on Beaufort Marine base to be checked

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - The Department of Defense is looking into health concerns raised by staff and faculty at two schools at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort.

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Chad McMeen said Thursday an independent firm will conduct the testing. The initial results may be available by May, but some elements of the studies could take longer.

The Defense Department organization overseeing schools says air and soil quality, drinking water, radon levels, mold, mildew and asbestos will be checked. The schools involved are Galer Elementary and Bolden Elementary/Middle Schools.

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