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Topeka, Kansas (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating work completed at a Topeka women’s prison facility. As reported by The Topeka Capital-Journal, former Topeka Correctional Facility employees and inmates have alleged that they were made to participate in the removal of material contaminated with asbestos without required protection or training. The Kansas Department of Corrections has reportedly failed to provide evidence through public records that legal standards were met in the 2005 renovation.
Chris Whitley, a spokesperson for the EPA, is quoted in the report as stating of investigators’ actions with regards to the case, “They are reviewing it for any kind of enforcement action that should be taken.”
Bill Miskell, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections is further quoted in the report as stating of the allegations, “The Department of Corrections is waiting for additional information from EPA before we have any additional comment regarding that renovation project.”