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Subject: Asbestos removal hazards

Asbestos removal hazards

From: Danna Bell-Russel <dbrussel>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 1994
We just found out that the library where I work at is being closed on
weekends for several weeks to do ductwork and remove asbestos. My
question is should I be worried about covering exposed collections and
computers on the weekends to protect from dust or other problems (like
accidental leaks for example.) I am working like a dog to get the
manuscript collections that are presently being stored in open areas
into the archives (where there is compact shelving and some protection)
but there are over flow storage areas for books, material waiting to be
microfilmed and so on that are on tables, open shelves and so on. Am I
just being paranoid or given my knowledge of disasters waiting to happen
should I be gathering plastic sheeting or other covering. Please respond
privately at the address listed below. My apologies to those of you who
will see this message twice.

Danna C. Bell-Russel
Archivist, Washingtoniana Division
District of Columbia Public Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:60
                Distributed: Thursday, February 17, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-60-011
Received on Wednesday, 16 February, 1994

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