St. Helens School District says company botched asbestos removal

St. Helens School District says company botched asbestos removal

Source: https://pamplinmedia.com/, November 8, 2019
By: Darryl Swan

The St. Helens School District is suing a company it had hired to oversee asbestos abatement at the St. Helens Middle School in 2009 and again in 2018, alleging the company failed to successfully complete its work despite signing a certification to that effect.

As a result, the lawsuit contends, the school district earlier this year demolished the former middle school building unaware of the lingering presence of asbestos, which is a known carcinogen that can become trapped in a person’s lungs after it becomes airborne. Read more.

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