Update 2: A new Newsday article has a quote from Deputy County Executive Robert Walker saying that the Coliseum is safe for the patrons and employees after tests done by J.C. Broderick And Associates of Hauppauge determined that everything was safe in the arena. However, later in the article they mentioned that not all of the sites that were sent for testing by a Coliseum employee had been tested yet. The tests that were done from that material showed dangerous levels of asbestos as we know from the NBC report last week. So based off this I would say we aren't out of the woods yet no matter what Nassau County says. I am curious to see what OSHA and NYS have to say.
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Update: NBC has updated their report on this matter stating that New York State began their investigation into this on Friday. Nothing else major came out of the report. However, if your curious you can find a link to it on our facebook page.
Tonight, Newsday and NBC reported that New York State has sent people down here to do an Asbestos investigation at the Coliseum. This was bought on after a group of Coliseum workers went to NBC with pictures suggesting they were in contact with dangerous levels of Asbestos while working at the Coliseum.
According to the NBC report, an employee collected samples of the asbestos and they sent it to three different places for testing and the results from all three places showed that dangerous levels of asbestos were present. The workers who spoke to an NBC reporter but refused to speak on camera said that two of their longtime co-workers have recently come down with cancer and the believe that a building played a part in that.
Additionally, an attorney for the group has said they will be filing suit against Nassau County for this. They definitely have a case so it should be interesting to see how that pans out.
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I will update this as I come across new information, it should be very interesting to see how this affects everything.