New Hampshire courthouse undergoes multi million dollar asbestos demolition

New Hampshire mesothelioma cancer lawyer-Manchester branch of the Hillsborough County Court House undergoes renovations including asbestos abatement.

Hillsborough County, NH–Mesothelioma cancer lawyers alert–staff at Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse North are preparing to undergo a multi million dollar renovation of its structure. The overhaul includes $2-3 million in asbestos abatement as reported by the Nashua Telegraph on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. The massive renovation and asbestos removal project slotted to begin in January 2010 will force the temporary relocation of staff and court business, such as lawsuits and hearings, to relocate from the Manchester branch of the Hillsborough County Court to the Nashua branch on Spring Street.

The Manchester location is preparing for the move while the Nashua courthouse is undergoing several modifications to accommodate and temporarily house employees and business from the Hillsborough County Superior Court North. Nashua officials believe the South courthouse has room to host some 35 staff members plus the additional court cases, lawyers, plaintiffs, and defendants that the North location would typically serve. The overall reconstruction project including the asbestos demolition and removal is expected to take 18 months. The move from the Manchester courthouse to the Nashua courthouse will most likely occur between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Asbestos is a known cancer causing material and can be toxic and even lethal to humans. When dealing with building renovations where asbestos containing materials were used in the previous construction, asbestos abatement professionals, who are trained and licensed in the proper handling of the toxic friable asbestos materials, must be contracted. There are strict state and federal laws and guidelines which are overseen by several federal agencies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) http://www.epa.gov and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov for asbestos containment, removal, and worker safety. Primary and secondary exposure to friable asbestos can cause chronic and even fatal illnesses like asbestosis and mesothelioma lung cancer.

New Hampshire mesothelioma cancer lawyer information by legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan.

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