Asbestos found at old Tax and Revenue building
Posted at: 09/23/2012 8:28 PM
By: KOB.com Staff
Low levels of asbestos have been found in a state building that's scheduled for an $18 million renovation.
The asbestos has been found in glue used to fasten latillas to ceilings and walls in the Manuel Lujan building in Santa Fe.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 is told the materials can be safely removed and don't pose a health risk now because the glue remains intact.
About 90 employees of taxation and revenue will be relocated to another office by the end of the month and then asbestos abatement will start.
More than 200 workers at the tax agency have already been moved.