Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio has relocated 14 employees from its Kettering Center because of asbestos. The building, constructed in 1971, has been owned by the university since 1974. In 2006, a survey of the building revealed large amounts of asbestos in mechanical rooms, equipment shafts, ducts and other areas.
Completely removing the asbestos from the building has been estimated to cost between $650,000 and $750,000. On top of that, another $3 million to $6 million will be needed to replace all of the materials that currently contain asbestos. The building's operations were suspended on Monday and it will likely not reopen until the asbestos has been abated.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the Ohio asbestos lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.