PHILADELPHIA ASBESTOS LAWYER NEWS REPORT
Government offices in a Philadelphia suburb close for asbestos removal
Asbestos removal project will close government offices in Berkeley County, W.Va., a residential suburb of Philadelphia, said an asbestos lawyer with the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg.
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December 11, 2009 - A former woolen mill that houses several Berkeley County, West Virginia, government offices and a community college will close temporarily so that asbestos can be removed.
Government agencies affected by the closure include the assessor's office and the sheriff's tax collection office located in the Dunn Building in Martinsburg, W. Va., a suburb of Philadelphia, just southwest of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
According to the Berkeley County Commission, an “asbestos hot spot” was discovered in the roof and around a skylight, both of which are scheduled to be replaced.
Classes at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College won't be affected because the fall semester ends tomorrow.
The building will remain closed through at least Dec. 17th.
Asbestos - a construction industry plague
Asbestos was widely used throughout the 20th century as a building and insulating material. Today it is recognized as a serious health risk, especially for those who work in construction or renovation projects.
Although it is heatproof, flame-resistant, strong and durable, and therefore useful in a number of applications, it is a known carcinogen and can lead to mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that kills 3,000 Americans every year.
Mesothelioma is primarily an occupational disease. It has a latency period lasting decades, and those who have developed the cancer often are not aware anything is wrong until it is almost too late.
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