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DNREC Emergency Response sampling for airborne asbestos in area of ongoing Bancroft Mills fire finds no contamination

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016


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WILMINGTON – DNREC’s Emergency Response team sampled the air today in several New Castle County communities in the immediate area of the ongoing Bancroft Mills for airborne asbestos resulting from the fire – with 11 samples taken during the day revealing no airborne asbestos contamination in the area.

Air monitoring done Nov. 13 at the nearby Friends School of Wilmington also proved negative for airborne asbestos as sampled by the same microscopy methods used by DNREC Emergency Response.. DNREC Secretary David Small said the Department was acting today in an abundance of caution as the fire continued to smolder underground 10 days after it broke out, burning down the vacant textile mill that dated back to 1895.

Media Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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DNREC Emergency Response sampling for airborne asbestos in area of ongoing Bancroft Mills fire finds no contamination

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016


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WILMINGTON – DNREC’s Emergency Response team sampled the air today in several New Castle County communities in the immediate area of the ongoing Bancroft Mills for airborne asbestos resulting from the fire – with 11 samples taken during the day revealing no airborne asbestos contamination in the area.

Air monitoring done Nov. 13 at the nearby Friends School of Wilmington also proved negative for airborne asbestos as sampled by the same microscopy methods used by DNREC Emergency Response.. DNREC Secretary David Small said the Department was acting today in an abundance of caution as the fire continued to smolder underground 10 days after it broke out, burning down the vacant textile mill that dated back to 1895.

Media Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 46, No. 4041

 -30-

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