Officials recently found asbestos in the roof panels in the changing room of the North Pavilion bathhouse in Narragansett, Rhode Island at Town Beach. The pavilion is to be closed for maintenance while Vortex, Inc. handles the removal of all asbestos from the bathhouse. Officials from the Providence Journal stated that Vortex will need to "power-wash the roof edges and cover the loose asbestos with an epoxy coating, to prevent it from crumbling or becoming airborne" in order to safely remove the asbestos.
The bathhouse was constructed over fifty years ago, before the risks associated with asbestos exposure were known. Asbestos exposure often causes lung cancer or mesothelioma. Narragansett is now trying to remove all asbestos from its establishments, a process which will take a couple of years at least.
If your or someone you love has become ill due to asbestos exposure, contact the asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher LLP at 800-781-3955 to learn more about your rights.