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Asbestos sparks clash at housing nonprofit

The corporation's deputy director says she was ousted after discovering the harmful material in a rental building and sought to have it properly removed

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 13, 2013

~~<p>The second-in-command at Maui's largest affordable housing provider says she was demoted after uncovering widespread asbestos at one of the nonprofit's rental properties and was prevented from remedying the health hazard through proper channels.</p>
<p>Robyne Nishida Nakao says her efforts to deal with asbestos in the ceilings and floor tiles at Hale Mahaolu's Lahaina Surf complex were resisted by the nonprofit's longtime executive director, Roy Katsuda.</p>
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The second-in-command at Maui's largest affordable housing provider says she was demoted after uncovering widespread asbestos at one of the nonprofit's rental properties and was prevented from remedying the health hazard through proper channels.

Robyne Nishida Nakao says her efforts to deal with asbestos in the ceilings and floor tiles at Hale Mahaolu's Lahaina Surf complex were resisted by the nonprofit's longtime executive director, Roy Katsuda. Login for more...



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