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$9M Project Approved to Renovate, Remove Asbestos in East Providence Schools

RIHEBC issued a bond to pay for the renovation project.

The budget commission secured a bond though RIHEBC that will be used to finance a $9 million project that will renovate East Providence schools.

Renovation  months ago while commission members searched for funding.

Mary King, finance director for the school department, messaged Farrar & Associates, the firm hired to design and execute the plans, immediately after commission members approved the project on Thursday afternoon.

"I am so happy," she said. "We're hopeful to get everything done by the summer."

The Rhode Island Department of Health will also be happy with the news. Officials mandated air testing for asbestos and the removal of the agent at . According to members of Farrar & Associates, project menagers will work with environmental experts to make sure asbestos is removed.

Govstench February 11, 2012 at 04:48 PM
The Asbestos has not been removed. The high school is still loaded with this stuff along with many schools built prior to 1960. The city doesn't have the money to do a full abatement on all the schools. Don't know where your getting your facts but you need to check your sources.
Arthur Dolloff February 11, 2012 at 06:01 PM
The only fact in error here is Obama is not the one paying the bill here. Otherwise I think this generally sums up the lack of participation by city residents on a whole.
Arthur Dolloff February 11, 2012 at 06:29 PM
As deep throat once said "follow the money and see who proffits"
pferd February 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Govstench You better read my post again. I never said the asbestos was removed in e. p. but it was removed in most of the rest of the world. You better get glasses and read the post again.
Govstench February 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
I'll stand on my previous post. There are many, schools across this state, this country for that matter that are still loaded with asbestos. Many of the older schools in EP still have it. The high school has over 300,000 square feet of this stuff in the tiles and it is breaking down. Corning-Fiberglass and others manufactured this stuff in the late 40's and 50's and it was sold as an insulator. We have a long way to go to completely remove this stuff. I seriously doubt that it has been removed from the rest of the world. My eyes are just fine thank you.

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