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Asbestos found in locker room not a threat to staff or students: Hinsdale Central HS

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 4:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 10:34 p.m. CDT

HINSDALE – Asbestos was discovered in the gymnasium lobby and concession stand at Hinsdale Central High School, according to a statement on the district's website.

Tented glove bag removal of asbestos-containing thermal insulation materials are scheduled between Sept. 9 and 12 at Hinsdale Central High School. The abatement work area is restricted and available to authorized personnel only. The abatement area is restricted to about 35 linear feet of piping and 10 square feet of tile, according to the statement.

The gymnasium concessions stand and ticket booth, where asbestos was discovered, have been and continue to be a restricted area, according to the statement. The asbestos discovered in Athletic Locker Room A is undisturbed and is not a hazard to students, staff or visitors, officials said.

The abatement will require Athletic Locker Room A to be closed on Sept. 10. Students and staff will be given notice of the closure 18 hours in advance. The Athletic Locker Room is open and safe for students to use at this time, officials added.

This asbestos is also currently confined and undisturbed, the release states.

Environmental Services, Inc., an engineering, consulting and testing firm, will be supervising and monitoring the abatement project completed by Environmental Hazard Control Industry Incorporated.

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