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Asbestos detected inside high school auditorium in Orange Village

School officials in Pepper Pike, Ohio were recently informed that the auditorium at Orange High School, which the school board is currently renovating, contains asbestos, an August 11 article from cleveland.com reported.

Superintendent Ed Holland informed school officials of asbestos in the ceiling of the 40-year-old auditorium at the school. Upon detecting the hazardous material in the 8,800 square-foot building, reconstruction was ceased and will not resume until the asbestos removal process is complete and the area is certified by the EPA. Holland stated that they are fortunate that the asbestos was contained within the ceilings, thus keeping students and staff safe from its toxic properties.

When asbestos fibers enter to the lungs through inhalation, people can develop mesothelioma or a rare but fatal cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Get more information about the dangers of asbestos and how a skilled lawyer may work to represent your mesothelioma case today by filling out the contact form at the top of this page.

Idaho fined for neglecting asbestos laws

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will have to pay $107,786 worth of fines after violating asbestos laws in two demolition projects they conducted in 2014, a July 23 article from the Idaho Statesman stated.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the ITD committed asbestos violations in their projects in Rigby and Priest River. The ITD reportedly did not provide inspect the two facilities prior to demolition, and the state also failed to notify the EPA that the demolitions would be taking place. Asbestos minerals that are found in old construction materials can cause mesothelioma cancer when inhaled and have been regulated by the EPA since the 1970’s.

When cancer-causing asbestos dust is released into the air during building demolitions, workers and nearby residents are at high risk of inhaling it. If you want to know more about the hazards of asbestos and how a lawyer may possibly help you get treatment funds from negligent parties, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

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