Legal news for Pennsylvania Mesothelioma attorneys—Asbestos, which can cause Mesothelioma, was found in a Pennsylvania Elementary school’s gymnasium floor.
Chester, PA (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – A Pennsylvania Elementary school discovered asbestos-containing tile in their gymnasium floor last week, reported Delaware County Daily Times Tuesday, November 24, 2009.
The removal of the asbestos-contaminated tile took three days to remove from the gym floor at Columbus Elementary School, while Superintendents of the school reassured concerned parents that the process was safe and effective.
Superintendent Gregory Thornton told news sources that the problem arose last summer after the gym flooded and began to buckle the floor. When the school was ready to replace the floor, a sample of the tile was sent off for testing.
The floor tested positive for asbestos and the school district made the decision to replace the entire gym floor along with the asbestos removal process.
Parents of the elementary school children were notified of the scheduled removal for November and reassured parents that no one—staff or student would be exposed to the asbestos during the process.
EHS Environmental Inc. tested the area around the outside of the gym to prove that there was no asbestos outside of the gym.
According to Wikipedia, asbestos is natural fibrous crystals that can be toxic when inhaled into the lungs, which can cause malignant lung cancer known as Mesothelioma.