In Johnson City, New York, a historic theater may be receiving asbestos abatement. The Goodwill Theatre was first opened in 1921 and contains abestos. Unfortunately, the theater is somewhat run down and faces more environmental problems than just asbestos. The theater is also plagued by pigeon droppings which have been proven to be toxic.
The city has applied for a $2.5 million Restore NY Grant to go along with federal Housing and Urban Development grant of $72,000. The grants will be used to restore the theater by replacing older rigging systems, removing the toxic pigeon droppings and removing the asbestos from the building. Some of the money would also be used for other projects around the city.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the New York mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.