Georgia Southern building back open after asbestos discovery

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STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – The Math/Physics building at Georgia Southern has returned to normal operations after being closed due to the “potential release of asbestos materials,” university officials say.

A Georgia Southern spokesperson said the discovery was made around 3 p.m. Monday during a routine HVAC repair. The Math/Physics building was immediately evacuated and closed for further inspection.

Summer classes taking place in the building were moved temporarily and air monitoring began.

The materials were removed and testing determined that the building was safe to reopen.

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