More than a decade ago, a property formerly owned by Allen-Morrison Corp., closed their doors, but hazardous chemicals were left behind in the building.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia’s state protection agency have been working to clean up the site because the site is being considered to be turned into a park.
Crews must begin by removing trash and debris from the area before the asbestos removal can begin. The building can not be demolished until after the asbestos has been removed because when asbestos is disturbed it can then lodge into a person’s lung and cause diseases such as mesothelioma.
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 it, contact us or visit our site at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org for more information.