Asbestos found at Yankee Ridge Elementary School

Asbestos found at Yankee Ridge Elementary School. (WICD)

Urbana School District 116 reported that an elementary school within the area found asbestos pipe insulation due to construction.

The Yankee Ridge Elementary School immediately called a contracted environmental engineer who was summoned to test, mitigate, contain and abate the area.

School officials said they detected the asbestos in early May at 6:30 a.m. Students and staff were not inside the building at the time of the discovery.

The district then notified all individuals who were in the immediate area of the asbestos exposure when it occurred.

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