Buffalo, New York has a $1000 asbestos notification fee for every case that needs renovation. Unfortunately, as one of the poorest cities in the country, Buffalo will have a very hard time paying this fee for the seven thousand buildings that contain asbestos and need to be torn down or renovated. This hinders the process of protecting public health and safety.
In order to completely remove the hazardous asbestos, the City of Buffalo will have to spend $7 million just in notification fees. Being unable to do this means that the public is at great risk of asbestos exposure. Because of this, Senator William Stachowski is trying to introduce legislation to get rid of or reduce this fee.
Asbestos is a very dangerous material that can lead to mesothelioma. If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the New York mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-220-9341.