Asbestos Found at Demolished Hospital Site
Preliminary reports at the demolition site of Zurbrugg Hospital in Riverside, New Jersey reveal the presence of industrial products containing asbestos. Hazardous materials crews detected the dangerous substance last week.
The industrial products were found in bags and closed containers. Some were also buried underground. According to hazardous materials crews, there was also asbestos found in loose material at a structure that used to be the boiler room.
Local area residents and hospital employees have raised concerns over potential health risks that may arise due to their asbestos exposure. It is possible that asbestos particles have been circulating freely since the hospital’s demolition last September.
Riverside town officials have been trying to pass the responsibility for the asbestos removal. However, the demolition company’s local office is no longer open. The Teicher Organization, which owns and developed the site, may be charged with the task. Currently, the incident is under investigation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. As of now, there have not been any charges filed.
If you live near or worked at Zurbrugg Hospital and have developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Asbestos claims are highly complex and require the assistance of an experienced asbestos attorney.