April 12, 2016
As part of the window repair project, a specialty contractor has been retained to remove some of theexterior window sealants. Previous testing found that one specific type of window sealant (on the outside of the 1970s addition) contains a low percentage of asbestos. The sealant is classified as "Non-Friable" asbestos; this type of material is generally not considered dangerous to human health or the environment.
There are certain regulations that need to be followed when removing any type of asbestos material and the PRPL has retained the licensed asbestos removal contractor (Inland Environmental) to perform the work. They will have a small crew on site for the next 2 to 3 weeks.
The areas they are working in will be cordoned off with barrier tape and special controls are being implemented to ensure the material is being removed safely and per regulations. PRPL has also retained a specialty Asbestos Consultant (Ramboll Environ USA Corp.) to monitor the abatement contractors work and document compliance.
The work is not expected to impact ongoing library operations except that outside traffic and parking may need to be diverted for short periods of time. The drive-up book drops will remain open or we will provide an alternate location in the parking lot to deposit library materials.
Thank you for your patience during this project to improve your Library for generations to come.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Janet Van De Carr, Director
Park Ridge Public Library