Officials check air quality for asbestos

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Brownsville officials are checking the air quality as crews work to reduce the asbestos in the old Stegman building which is being remodeled.

PSI, a company hired by the city, is checking the air quality at the site every day. Air quality testing began last Friday. Officials say the air quality has tested satisfactory and that there is no harm to shoppers or neighboring businesses.

“They’re doing this in a very controlled setting to ensure that we don’t have any type of environmental hazards to any of the surrounding buildings and it will be completely contained within the Stegman building. There is no issue in it getting out into the general public,” David Licon Jr. Engineer with the City of Brownsville said.

Licon says the asbestos is contained in the building and that they will be removing it in different phases to ensure the publics safety.

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