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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Safer sampling

A photograph with the news story “Senator seeks $1M in state funding for Monsour, Jeannette Glass sites” (Jan. 15 and shows two men identified as employees of the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. (WCIDC) taking “material samples” from walls inside the former Monsour Medical Center. I would suggest that they were not properly dressed for handling asbestos samples or for exposure to any type of hazardous materials.

They should have had, at the very least and in addition to proper breathing protection, disposable suits that cover the head and are taped at the wrist and ankles. WCIDC needs a safety manager on site when doing this sampling.

William L. Sofko


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