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Asbestos discovery delays Denison apartment complex

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Asbestos abatement will be required as this abandoned medical facility is town down in Denison. (KTEN) Asbestos abatement will be required as this abandoned medical facility is town down in Denison. (KTEN)
Asbestos abatement will be required as this abandoned medical facility is town down in Denison. (KTEN) Asbestos abatement will be required as this abandoned medical facility is town down in Denison. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- An old medical facility is being torn down to make way for some new apartments in Denison.

But that project on Martin Luther King Street is being delayed after asbestos was found in the professional building that's being demolished.

Denison City Planning Manager Steven Doss said finding the known carcinogen isn't as rare as you might think.

"Any time you're looking at a building that was constructed, you know, mid-century time -- 60s, 70s, 80s --  there's a pretty high chance there's going to be asbestos," he said. "It can be in ceiling tiles, sheet rock compound, floor tile even, so there's a fairly high chance."

The demolition work should be completed by March 10.

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