West LA Residents Displaced By Discovery Of Asbestos

SHARON: MORE THAN A DOZEN WEST LA RENTERS HAD TO FIND SOME REST TO SPEND THE NIGHT. JEFF: THAT’S BECAUSE POSSIBLE ASBESTOS IN THEIR APARTMENT BUILDING. THAT’S WHERE CRONE IS. REPORTER: A TOTAL OF THAT 15 PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED BACK INTO THIS APARTMENT BUILDING. THEY HAD TO EVACUATE LAST NIGHT, MANY JUST WITH THE CLOSE ON THEIR BLACK WORK IT’S STILL TAPED OFF THIS MORNING AS IT’S NOT CONSIDERED SAFE. THE HAZMAT TEAM AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WERE OUT INVESTIGATING AND EVALUATING THE THREAT. FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO DECONTAMINATE 15 PEOPLE ON THE SCENE. THE SCARY PART ABOUT ASBESTOS IS IF IT BECOMES AIRBORNE AND YOU BREATHE IT IN A COULD CAUSE LUNG CANCER. PEOPLE SAY THE BUILDING MANAGER HAS BEEN DOING RENOVATION AND RECENTLY REMOVED POPCORN CEILING FROM THE APARTMENT AND THEY BELIEVE THAT’S WHAT CAUSED THEM TO POSSIBLY BE EXPOSED. MOUSE PROPERTY MANAGERS KNOW IF YOU DO CONSTRUCTION THAT YOU HAVE TO DO IT PROPERLY AND DISPOSE OF IT PROPERLY. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY HIRE WHOEVER. REPORTER: DESPITE THE SCARE NO ONE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL ..

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