Toxic Debris Makes Ambler ‘Look Like A Third World Country,’ Says Asbestos Disease Awareness Advocate
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization president Linda Reinstein says, “One of the debris samples that I had tested is 60% chrysotile asbestos.”
A ten-acre asbestos waste site in Ambler is the place where an apartment complex is set to be built.
On Tuesday, Gene Cornell Smith was sentenced to 42 months in prison for of conspiracy, and five counts of violating the Clean Air Act. He must also pay restitution of more than $450,000.
From ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.
“I want it cleaned up,” says Riverside resident Bob Grab, referring to the old Zurbrugg Hospital site. He can see from his home what’s left of the tattered and shredded tarps that barely cover the piles of construction debris, portions of which the EPA says contain asbestos.
Researchers think that our body reacts to a certain fatty acid by triggering a molecular complex that makes the body attack itself and interfere with the way insulin works on the cells in our body.
The State Division of Criminal Justice says preliminary reports indicate industrial products containing asbestos were found during a search by hazardous materials crews at what used to be the old Zurbrugg Hospital.