Asbestos at King's Buildings

J. Dennis made this Freedom of Information request to University of Edinburgh

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Dear University of Edinburgh,

Please provide information on the prevalence of asbestos in buildings at King's Buildings (KB) campus. In particular please answer the following questions:

1. What percentage of buildings at KB are thought to have asbestos?
2. What percentage of asbestos has been removed from buildings at KB?
3. How much has been spent on removing asbestos from KB since 2015?
4. What ongoing measures does the university have to identify and remove asbestos from buildings at KB?
5. How much compensation has the university paid out (directly or indirectly via insurance companies etc.) for historical asbestos exposure? This can be limited to years since 2000, or however long records exist.
6. Have any staff members suffered from mesothelioma as a result of working at KB?

Yours faithfully,
J. Dennis

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Dear J. Dennis

Thank you for your email of 14th February requesting information. I am
writing to let you know that we have received your request and will
process it as soon as reasonably possible, and within 20 working days of
the day we received the request. We will reply by 14th March.

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how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

Yours sincerely

David Ward

Records Management

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Dear J. Dennis

Thank you for your email of 14 February requesting information. Please
find the University's response attached.

Yours sincerely

David Ward

Records Management Section
University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh
EH8 9YL

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