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Residents question if they were exposed to asbestos

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Updated: 1/21 9:33 pm
Jacksonville, Fla. --  The city of Jacksonville is investigating whether a local neighborhood was exposed to dangerous asbestos. 

Kim Pryor made it a mission to keep historic Springfield preserved. It started after the city demolished several homes in her historic neighborhood and even admitted to mis-using federal funds to do it. Action News first told you about that mistake back in October.

Now Pryor says she has found another cause for concern. "We didn't start out looking for asbestos violations," said Pryor.

But Pryor says they found some. Pryor says pictures they took show there is cause for concern. They're from two different demolitions.  When demolishing a home, heavy amounts of water are supposed to be used. Pryor showed Action News a picture where just a garden hose is used and another where dust is just flying up. "There's no telling what's in that dust," said Pryor. 

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the city, Karen Bowling, told Action News over the phone that the city is now investigating whether something went wrong with the asbestos removal.

Pryor first brought the issue up to city council Tuesday. Bowling says she followed up on those concerns and the two city agencies involved met Thursday to talk about whether asbestos was was handled properly.  Bowling says they're going to see whether mistakes were made and if policies need to be changed. 
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imtellin - 1/17/2014 6:13 AM
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there are federal guidelines for removing asbestos from sites & spraying water isn't one of them !!! negative atmosphere,, completely sealed up,, safety suited, trained handlers, double bagged & tagged & shipped to an approved site for burial is the only way i know of removing asbestos !!! but hey, ya all can't tell them southeners anythang !!!
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