A school in the Yonkers area which was recently closed due to fears over asbestos exposure has been re-opened again. The school was closed last week due to water damage and also due to fears that the building was contaminated with asbestos, which is a substance that is known to be a potentially deadly carcinogenic resonsible for many cases of asbestos cancer as well as mesothelioma.

Officials have stated that the district ordered air quality tests to be carried out at the school, which is the Emerson Middle School in Yonkers, and this followed a leak earlier in the week. The testing was carried out on Friday and continued over the weekend according to reports.

The water damage is said to have affected and damaged the flooring in eight of the classrooms in the school, as well as affecting and damaging hallways in the school. Emergency repairs had to be carried out and the cost of these repairs came to around eighteen thousand dollars.

While the school had been opened following the damage, the water resulted in the tiles beginning to warp, and officials were concerned that this would result in asbestos being released into the air, which could then create health problems for students and staff.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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