After the Board of Supervisors ruled yesterday against residents’ complaints about health hazards from construction on a former asbestos-containing shipyard site being converted into residential housing, the federal government stepped in to evaluate their claims. Adamant assertions by public health director Mitch Katz that the construction, which kicks up airborne asbestos, is safe, were rejected subject to further investigation.
Residents have suffered adverse health effects, and their suspicions were increased by the fact that compliance was overseen by a consulted employed by the construction firm.
Read here for details: San Francisco Chronicle, August 3, 2007.
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