Charleston Airport construction uncovers asbestos

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Construction at the Charleston International Airport has uncovered asbestos-containing materials on the outside walls of the airport, according to the Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA).

Officials say asbestos-containing material was discovered late last week behind brick and concrete walls in front of the terminal and behind the outside walls of Concourse A.

The discovery comes after initial tests performed before renovations began found limited asbestos-containing materials in the glue under vinyl flooring in multiple areas of the airport, authorities say.

A release from the CAA states demolition in the affected areas have stopped and remain barricaded. Additionally, air quality monitoring systems are being installed.

According to the CCAA, the airport remains a safe place to work and travel, and all state federal regulations regarding containment, handling and removal of the material are being followed.

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