10/31/16 – 4:57 A.M.
While asbestos remains in some Findlay City School buildings, the district has a plan to manage the material. That’s according to a report in today’s Courier. Dennis McPheron is the director of operations for the district and says, “it doesn’t pose a major health issue or problem in the school system.” McPheron says the district removed most of the asbestos in the buildings in the 1980s. They encapsulated what remained.
A federal law requires school districts to check their asbestos mitigation measures every three years. The next inspection in the Findlay school district starts in November. The remaining asbestos is only a danger during renovation or demolition projects.
It would take around $663,000 to remove all the asbestos left in the district’s building. The school system spent around $30,800 to remove some asbestos from Findlay High School and Jacobs Elementary in 2013.
Asbestos isn’t banned and is legal as long as it is properly contained.
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