Asbestos found buried behind abandoned Seneca school

WELCOME BACK TO 7 Word Lives at 5, CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY IN SENECA TONIGHT AFTER ASBESTOS WAS UNCOVERED BURIED BEHIND AN ABANDONED WILL. THEY TOLD CITY LEADERS NEED TO BE DUG UP AND REMOVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. KRYSTYNE BROWN IS TALKING TO THE NEIGHBORS WHO ARE VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS DISCOVERY. REPORTER: LOCAL Presidents INSPECTED THE SITE AND FOUND AS BEST AS BURIED BEHIND THE S CHOOL. NOW, PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK IN THIS AREA ARE WORRIED FOR THEIR HEALTH. THE WHOLE THING STINKS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. REPORTER: ALLEN GREW UP LIVING NEXT TO THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SENECA. THAT IS WHY AFTER IT WAS SHUT DOWN, HE AND SEVERAL NEIGHBORS REINVESTED IN WHAT HAPPENED TO IT NEXT.WE STILL USE THE BALLFIELD UP HERE FOR THE SOCCER FIELD. IT IS ONE OF THE FIRST LITTLE LEAGUE BALLFIELD IN THE STATE. WE USED TO PLAY FOOTBALL OUT HERE PRACTICE. REPORTER: IN SEPTEMBER, STATE INSPECTORS WERE — THEY MET WAS SENECA LEADERS TO CHECK IT OUT. THEY Notice ASBESTOS TILE FROM OLD CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL DEEP IN THE DIRT. SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DUG 60 -FOOT LONG YOU HAVE TO HAVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO DO SOMETHING THAT DEEP. REPORTER: Regional Practicality OFFICIALS SAY IT IS HARMLESS. MEANWHILE, FORMER CITY COUNCILMEMBER ALLEN, AND HIS NEIGHBORS THINK THERE IS MORE. THEY ARE Annoyed IT IS DAMAGING THEIR HEALTH. GETTING INTO THE AIR AND YOUR WATER SYSTEM. REPORTER: ALLEN SAYS THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS BROUGHT THEIR CONCERNS ON THE ASBESTOS TO THE CITY COUNCIL BEFORE. DEEPAK TELLS US THEY ARE — THEY DO NOT KNOW WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DUMPING THE MATERIAL. WHY DID YOU COVER IT UP? REPORTER: LOCAL Captains SAY THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF HIRING AND AS BEST AS REMOVAL CONTRACTOR TO CLEAN THE SITE UP. THEY ARE Making THIS SERIOUSLY AND ARE BEING PROACTIVE ABOUT THE REMOVAL. IN SENECA, KRYSTYNE BROWN, 7 NEWS ..

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