Blast-damaged Morristown library will need asbestos cleanup, too

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The Morristown & Township Library has been closed since May 3 explosion. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Morristown & Township Library, closed since a May 3 explosion, will need an asbestos cleanup in addition to repairs of extensive blast damage, according to the Daily Record.

Nancy Bangiola, president of the library’s trustees, told the paper that the building’s 1917 wing has tested positive for asbestos, and must be cleaned up before the rest of the building can reopen.

No date has been given for the reopening. Library staffers have been working from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Morris County Library and the Parsippany Library.

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