A $450,000 upgrade project was started on the library in Union Township, New Jersey back in October. Before the project was undertaken, an environmental firm came in to check for asbestos which they found and removed. However, more asbestos has been found since then and has slowed the project as it has to be removed before any more work can be done.
The asbestos was found in insulation surrounding the piping in the heating and cooling units in the basement and attic of the building. The asbestos is nonfriable, which means that it is not airborne and cannot be inhaled. Bidding for the abatement contract started earlier this month. Once the bidding ends on Tuesday, the city will have a price for the abatement and will try to have the entire project finished by June 1.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the New Jersey mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.