Asbestos is a hazardous air pollutant
Asbestos is classified as a hazardous air pollutant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is the reason why demolition and renovation projects must comply with certain asbestos requirements.
When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can become lodged in the lungs and remain there throughout life. Fibers can accumulate and cause scarring and inflammation and lead to serious conditions including lung cancer and mesothelioma.
City of Spokane Brownfields Program
Brownfields: Asbestos, & Vermiculite – The City of Spokane Brownfields Program is a program that assists City Departments and qualified private individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to assess and cleanup contaminated sites, or Brownfields. Some of the same assistance for Brownfields is also available to sites that are contaminated with Asbestos and/or Vermiculite (the insulation).