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Teachers strike because of health fears.

Teachers strike because of health fears.

Teachers at a Lanarkshire school at the centre of chemical contamination fears have started a week-long strike.

NASUWT union members at Buchanan High School in Coatbridge have walked out after four teachers developed cancer.

The union is calling for the entire campus - built on a former landfill site - to be tested and its two schools to be closed early for the summer.

North Lanarkshire Council said no serious illness had been linked to the schools or the site.

The council said the assisted-special-needs school would be closed during the industrial action.

    

The row revolves around the Townhead Road campus, comprising Buchanan High, St Ambrose High and Townhead Community Centre.

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