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Asbestos must be removed

October 04, 2011
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HOBART, OK — State officials have determined asbestos must be removed from the former Oklahoma National Guard armory before it can be converted in to a jail, according to The Republic.

As part of its move to consolidate regional facilities, the Guard donated their armory to the county, the article stated.

According to the article, the state Department of Environmental Quality has determined that more than a dozen windows and doors have lead-based paint, and asbestos was found in the floor tiles and the overhead piping insulation.

Remediation of the facility will begin in mid-December and cost an estimated $50,000, the article noted.

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