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March 19, 2018
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Report suggests asbestos is in Chillicothe prison
(WOUB) - A state prison report suggests a southern Ohio prison was laden with dangerous asbestos despite an official's claims otherwise.

The Columbus Dispatch has obtained a survey showing prison officials feared the tiled floor and pipe insulation at the
Chillicothe Correctional Institution contained cancer-causing asbestos.

Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Lyons has said the state has spent more than $300,000 since 2005 to remove or contain the substance.

A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of inmates accuses the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction of lying about efforts to remove asbestos from the floors.

The chemical is a health risk only if it is crumbling or airborne.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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