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Asbestos Fears Close 3 Orange County Schools

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Three Orange County elementary schools are being closed because asbestos was found on campus.

Huntington Beach school officials announced Wednesday that Hope View, Oak View and Lake View schools will be closed at least through Friday for cleaning and re-testing.

Asbestos was found last summer at Oak View and Lake View during a renovation project and some parents are furious that their children were allowed to attend classes while it was being removed.

Asbestos fibers were recently found again at Hope View and Lake View and they've been closed all week.

Authorities say the schools had asbestos fire retardant that was installed in the 1960s and it may be deteriorating.

Eight other campuses remain open but will be tested for asbestos.

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