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Teen Asbestos Crew?

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In December, neighborhood observers reported the asbestos-removal “crew” working at the former YWCA in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, consisted of volunteer teenagers, students at local religious Buckeye Education School. State regulations require asbestos (known to cause deadly respiratory illnesses) be handled only by certified contractors using hazardous-materials gear. Buckeye and other officials, while emphasizing the students were volunteers, declined to say who authorized them to work.

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