Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lightning strike calls provide asbestos in the school

Lewisboro Elementary School in the Katonah-Lewisboro school district was all-clear environmental experts in Westchester County, New York, after was discovered asbestos in the course of an inspection, chimney was followed by a lightning strike at the school.

An article in the Bedford-Katonah patch reported that asbestos tiles were the inspectors discovered after Sept. 2nd strike, which the school closed, completed the inspections with air and surface and it was considered, there would be no problems with asbestos.

The district environmental experts in all the school employs 20 tests, says the samples by vacuum sealing material walls, carpets and floors, recorded together with sampling from the air. Although the tests found that the concentration of asbestos fibres in the air within the legal limits were some reduction to be completed, the District reported.

"A small amount of the abatement will be held the nurse's Office, and we push to complete the work this weekend", said a spokesman for the district. In the meantime, parents send their children to school without worrying about them inhalation of asbestos, a variety of respiratory ailments, such as such as asbestosis and mesothelioma can cause.

Asbestos in the schools is commonplace, when the building was built before the end of the 1970s. Schools in the United States are required to have asbestos management plans that specify where is asbestos. According to EPA laws, schools must have also an individual on-site emergencies was trained in the handling of any asbestos. This person is usually a member for the maintenance personnel.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:25 and is filed under news.


Lightning strike calls provide asbestos in the school

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