Asbestos Investigation Continues at Air Force Station

Earlier this week, the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District continued its investigation into possible illegal asbestos abatement at the old Cambria Air Force Station.

According to an article in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, pollution officials confirmed that they visited the 34-acre property early Monday morning but did not confirm whether air quality testing took place.

At the end of August, two individuals living in the old station reported that they believed they were being exposed to asbestos, caused by illegal construction within the asbestos-laden buildings and subsequent improper disposal of the material removed from the buildings in question.

The residents who reported their concerns also told The Tribune that a garbage company unknowingly collected dozens of bags containing the harmful waste and dumped them into landfills that were not slated to receive toxic waste. It is also believed that asbestos pipes were buried at sites throughout the property.

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department has reported that it was called in to assist in the case but it has not opened its own case at this time, according to department spokesperson Brian Hascall.

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