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Lab Closed at WVU Hospitals Because of Asbestos Dust


A lab in West Virginia University Hospitals’ Health Sciences Building has temporarily closed following the discovery of asbestos in dust.

WVU Hospitals risk management and safety director Roger Osbourn tells The Dominion Post that the asbestos is an isolated incident. He says it most likely resulted when a pipe was bumped during renovations on the floor above the lab.

University environmental health and safety director John Principe says tests showed trace amounts of asbestos fibers. Air sample tests were negative.