The students at Roxana, Illinois junior and senior high schools received somewhat of a scare on Friday, March 21, 2014, when a highly-trafficked hallway connecting the two schools was sealed off and marked with big asbestos warning signs.
According to school officials, in the early hours that Friday morning, construction workers mistakenly began to install air conditioning units in the bridge between the two schools, and disturbed an area that had been marked for asbestos clean-up to take place in the summer of 2014. School officials will now have to move faster than that, as consultants brought in to survey for possible asbestos contamination recommended immediate asbestos abatement.
Students reported feeling serious apprehension after seeing the asbestos warning signs, and for good reason. Asbestos can cause human beings to develop unforgiving cancers, such as mesothelioma, that can eventually kill the person.
School officials stated that air quality tests in areas accessible to students came back without indication of asbestos contamination, and that the school will move swiftly to perform the necessary asbestos abatement.
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