SPECIALISTS have been called in after a cancer-causing substance was found in the grounds of a Huddersfield school.
Asbestos was discovered by contractors at Moorlands Primary School, Moorlands Road, Mount.
The school is due to be demolished and replaced.
Kirklees Council has called in a specialist asbestos contractor to remove the material containing the asbestos.
It also contacted parents to tell them the matter was being dealt with.
A notice outside the school says investigations revealed a small quantity of asbestos-containing material in a small area of the grounds.
It says: "The asbestos will be removed in a controlled manner by a specialist asbestos contractor using a method vetted and approved by the Health and Safety Executive and the council's environmental unit.
"The area will be carefully excavated and all asbestos which is visible will be removed by licensed contractors to a licensed tip, in compliance with relevant legislation."
The notice adds that soil samples will be taken to find if there are any loose fibres in the ground.
It said: "As a further safeguard air tests will be carried out at the perimeter of the construction site in order to monitor for asbestos fibres in the atmosphere."
One parent who contacted the Examiner said that despite the reassurances parents were worried.
He said: "We have been informed that there is no danger to the children. But the majority of parents I've spoken to still feel unsure whether any level of asbestos is safe."
But parents at the school last Thursday said they had been kept informed.
One, who did not want to be named, said: "Of course you are concerned when something like this is found. But the school has sent out letters explaining the situation.
"It's a problem that has to be dealt with and they seem to be doing that."
The new school will be a 3,460 square metre, three-storey building.
It will have an ITC suite, a library, a community room and two outdoor games courts.