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Asbestos News

Asbestos to be removed from Illinois structures ahead of demolition
Aldermen from Alton, Illinois, recently gave the go-ahead for two significant projects that include the removal of asbestos from a number of structures slated for demolition, the Alton Telegraph reports.

According to the news source, town committee members recently agreed to a resolution between the city and Ziemer USA to purchase a former bank and physicians building. The agreement reportedly entails the removal of asbestos from the structures, upgrading elevators and replacing windows.

The contract specifies that the cost of the entire project is expected to be $1.4 million, according to the news provider.

The second agreement calls for the removal of asbestos from two buildings at the former Great Central Lumber Co., with the abatement contract having been awarded to low bidder Midwest Service Group.

It is critical that asbestos be properly removed prior to demolition work as the dangerous mineral fibers can become airborne if they are loosened during such projects. Inhaling these fibers can lead to the development of a number of deadly diseases including asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma.

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