A road project in South Carolina has been put on halt after asbestos was found near the area. The road project is called “Pennies for Progress” and will run by a new middle school that will be opening next year.
County officials approved $570,000 for asbestos cleanup in the area. The material must be removed in order to keep the residents of the community safe. Inhaling asbestos is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
The asbestos removal will take six months to complete and will be beginning on July 26. A company in North Carolina was awarded the job. More funds were approved in order for the crew to look further around the area to make sure that all of the hazardous material are removed.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health hazards that are associated with the material, contact us or visit our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.