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Abatement work on school begins

February 09, 2011
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NEWTON, MA — Contractors are working on cleaning up asbestos found in November in the exterior of the old Newton North High School, a key component in the demolition of the school, according to the Newton TAB.
Bob Rooney, the city''s chief operating officer, said that he will ask the Board of Aldermen to approve the allocation of $3.9 million to fund the additional costs to clean the hazardous materials from the building at its meeting this week, the article stated.
Workers discovered asbestos in the outside of the old high school in November, delaying the demolition work on the outside of the building for a month, the article noted.
According to the article, after workers discovered the hazardous materials, city officials had to develop a viable plan to safely remove them from the building and present it to the state''s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) before continuing with the demolition; the DEP approved the city''s contingency plan.
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