In North Carolina and across the U.S., asbestos is a dangerous substance that was used in a variety of ways. When it is discovered, it must be cleared from the location in an appropriate manner. Unfortunately, that involves certain costs not just in cleaning it up, but it might frighten those who were previously interested in using the location for their own purposes. Given the risks for asbestos-related disease after asbestos exposure, it is important to keep track of areas that were found to have asbestos. Those who might have been exposed to the substance and became a victim of asbestosis and other health-related problems need to protect themselves by considering asbestos litigation against those responsible.
An audit will be conducted to make sure that the asbestos-related demolition of a former hospital was done based on applicable procedures. Overseeing this audit will be the Office of Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency. Claims have been made that the asbestos demolition was done improperly. It has not yet been established when the audit will be done. The goal of the demolition was to protect the health of those who might be exposed to asbestos since the substance can lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.