About a month ago, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum was revealed to have asbestos in it. In addition, it came to light that officials knew about the asbestos for 17 years without taking any action against it or informing the workers who were exposed to it. Now a similar problem is befalling the National Museum of Natural History, another Smithsonian museum.
According to union representatives for the construction workers at the museum, the workers were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos. The asbestos was made friable during renovations that took place in 2007. Once the asbestos was discovered, representatives say that protective measures were slow coming from Smithsonian officials.
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