The Town of Fowler, located in Indiana, has been awarded a $25,000 grant to remove asbestos from the currently closed Fowler Elementary School.
The school has been closed since 2006 when its students and the students from a different nearby elementary were consolidated into one new elementary school. The future of the school is still uncertain. One thing that is certain though is that the asbestos removal will prepare the older portion of the school for eventual demolition. Due to the dangerous nature of asbestos, the school can not be demolished until the asbestos is removed.
Both the Town of Fowler and the American Legion Post 57 have expressed interest in purchasing the property and re-using it. The Town wants to create a senior center and the American Legion wants to use the building for new offices. Both plans would involve demolishing at least part of the building.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos or diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 1-866-950-9000 to discuss your legal options and to schedule a free initial consultation.