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The Shawnee News-Star
  • EPA grant to reduce asbestos exposure in state

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a more than $242,000 grant to the Oklahoma Department of Labor to reduce asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings.
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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a more than $242,000 grant to the Oklahoma Department of Labor to reduce asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings.
     
    The $242,322 grant was announced Tuesday in a news release from EPA.
     
    Asbestos is a fiber that was once widely used in buildings for insulation and fire resistance. The fiber can create a health risk if it's disturbed or deteriorate over time.
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