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Asbestos Found in Gracedale Nursing Home

According to an article on WFMZ.com, asbestos has been found in parts of the Gracedale nursing home in Northampton County.

Testing was done after concerns came to light regarding previous construction work done at the home. There were fears that asbestos exposure may have happened as a result of the work.

Although testing done a few weeks ago has confirmed asbestos fibers, Northampton County’s director of administration, Tom Harp, said affected areas have been shut down and no asbestos became airborne.

Clean up has begun to keep any exposed asbestos from becoming airborne. Clean up costs are estimated to be tens of thousands of dollars.