Possible school site cleared of asbestos claims

Posted at 7:58 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 07:58:56-04

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Lee County leaders now say that a parcel of land in Bonita Springs where the school district is eyeing for a new high school is free of asbestos.

The land in question is a 66-acre parcel on Imperial Parkway. A few weeks ago, community members claimed the site was contaminated because it use to be a contractor dumping site for waste containing the harmful mineral.

But county officials say the asbestos was eventually cleaned up and no longer poses a threat.

The district hopes to make a final decision on the site next month.