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Hartford, Conn. (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – Officials at a Connecticut university may have allegedly been in violation of federal law during the disposal of asbestos. As reported by UPI, an investigation has begun into the actions of employees at the University of Connecticut who disposed of materials containing asbestos while renovating an office and possibly violated OSHA and federal Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for asbestos removal.
Spokesman Michael Kirk is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “The safety and well-being of university personnel is a paramount concern. As a result of the university’s own investigation, its office of Environmental Health and Safety is working with facilities personnel to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations regarding asbestos.”
As noted in the report, alleged violations include unsafe asbestos particle disposal and the occurrence of asbestos disturbance without proper employee oversight.