Building tests positive for asbestos prompting the evacuation of more than 100 people.

An asbestos scare is forcing more than 100 people out of their Victoria apartment building.

“It’s devastating,” says tenant Shigenori Murata. “We are all very concerned.”

The building was tested for asbestos after two tenants reported dust in their suites in mid-January. Those tenants were moved immediately but the entire building is now being evacuated after the tests came back positive for asbestos on Tuesday. Full story on CHEK News

 

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Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.