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Asbestos charges need investigation


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 17, 2013

~~<p>With the influx of tourism following statehood came a boom in construction, and asbestos was routinely used for cheap insulation. Since being recognized as causing mesothelioma and lung cancer, though, asbestos has been removed &mdash; carefully &mdash; from many buildings.</p>
<p>That is why recent allegations that a Maui housing complex for low-income families has been reluctant to do so are disturbing; further, the nonprofit housing executive who tried to mitigate the health hazard was demoted.</p>
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With the influx of tourism following statehood came a boom in construction, and asbestos was routinely used for cheap insulation. Since being recognized as causing mesothelioma and lung cancer, though, asbestos has been removed — carefully — from many buildings.

That is why recent allegations that a Maui housing complex for low-income families has been reluctant to do so are disturbing; further, the nonprofit housing executive who tried to mitigate the health hazard was demoted. Login for more...



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