Asbestos Discovered During Freedom Tank Removal

By: WSAZ News Staff
By: WSAZ News Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The DEP confirms to, asbestos was discovered at Freedom Industries during the tank removal process.

DEP Spokesperson, Kelley Gillemwater, says, "we required an asbestos inspection before tank demo and some asbestos was found. Asbestos abatement by the contractor begins Monday."

The tanks at the site of the January 9th chemical spill were scheduled to be torn down starting Monday. Gillemwater says the asbestos discovery will push that starting date back.

It's not known just how long the asbestos removal will take or what it will cost.

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