Mr. Bennett Townley
As reported in the Bennington Banner, a school in Shaftsbury, Vermont almost got a delayed start in August 2017 due to the discovery of asbestos in pipes during a renovation of the heating ventilation and air conditioning system or HVAC for short.
If a school in Shaftsbury, Vermont had asbestos, could there still be any asbestos remaining at the CVU High School in Hinesburg, Vermont?
According to Kurt Proulx, A Certified Asbestos Trainer from 1993-2000 and Property Service Manager for Champlain Valley School District, asbestos is a type of mineral that has a wide range of uses. The most common usage of asbestos is in fire retardants and insulations. Asbestos was discovered thousands of years ago by the Romans. The Romans wove asbestos fibers into tablecloths, so they were easy to clean and would not burn. After a meal, the dinner host would simply set the tablecloth on fire to burn off crumbs! It wasn’t until the late 1800s until asbestos was being used widely in buildings, ships, and other structures.
Proulx has three massive four-inch thick three-ring binders titled, “Asbestos Management Procedures in Champlain Valley Union High School”.
Proulx made a point that there are no current issues with asbestos in the CVU Building.