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Controversy rises regarding asbestos exposure and halted project

Affluent neighborhoods exist in South Carolina just as they do in other parts of the nation. Those who live in or frequent such locations typically understand the emphasis placed on visual presentation. No one wants to go shopping in one of the most highly rated ends of a particular town only to find a half-constructed/half-demolished building that many believe will never be completed. That somewhat describes the scene in one state where possible asbestos exposure has thwarted builders' plans to finish a construction project.

The building in question houses a Safeway and a Chase Bank. There were plans to develop the building and area further; however, when asbestos was discovered in the roof tiles, all systems were no longer go. City officials have assured everyone in the vicinity that no asbestos leached into the air.

Of course, a potential hazardous risk still exists wherever asbestos is present. Breathing in the microscopic particles can cause cancer and other lung deficiencies. Products containing asbestos were greatly popular in the 1950s.

No one knows yet what will become of the half-torn down building on a busy corner. In similar past situations, such incidents often lead to litigation. If someone suffers asbestos exposure illnesses, he or she may inquire as to how to go about filing a legal claim by speaking with an experienced South Carolina attorney. There's typically a statute of limitations regarding the time span between injury onset and the filing of a legal claim, so anyone considering filing a claim will want to act as swiftly as possible to avoid complications.

Source: Fox, ""It's unacceptable:" Asbestos discovery leads to indefinite halt of Oakland mall construction", Lisa Fernandez, Sept. 14, 2017

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