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Asbestos News

Georgetown University apartment complex to undergo asbestos abatement
Summer renovation work at the Nevils apartment complex near Georgetown University will reportedly include the removal of asbestos from the building, reports the Hoya, the university's campus newspaper.

Karen Frank, vice president for facilities and student housing, told the news source that the entire project is going to be "quite an extensive renovation." She added that all the asbestos that remains in the building will be removed during the work.

According to the news provider, the last major campus housing renovation project took place last summer with the removal of asbestos from rooms in Darnall Hall.

"Nevils has not been renovated for 20-some years now - it's the last of the residence halls to be renovated," Frank said. "It's almost time to start the renovation cycle over again, but right now, Nevils is in the worst shape."

Asbestos must be handled with care during such renovation work as exposure to the naturally occurring mineral can cause a range of serious illnesses including asbestosis, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. 

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