Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Abingdon Asbestos HazMat Scare Latest Use Permit Violation

Hello,

A release of asbestos being removed from Abingdon School during renovation occurred yesterday. It was the latest in a laundry list of use permit violations related to the school's renovation that have occurred since renovation started last Summer.

Bad enough that Abingdon's students may have been exposed to asbestos, but the neighbors who live close-by Abingdon School weren't notified about the incident until today.

Among the local celebrities who live close to the school are Inside Nova / Sun Gazette Editor Scott McCaffrey and ArlNow Publisher Scott Brodbeck.

APS repeatedly promised the Arlington County Board there would be no repeat of the numerous use permit violations that occurred during Ashlawn, McKinley, and Discovery schools construction / renovation.

The Abingdon School neighborhood is furious and is demanding replacement of APS and contractor managers responsible for recurring problems at Abingdon.

Cindy

Followup on January 27th - It gets worse. Interior of Abingdon School wasn't contaminated by asbestos because the asbestos was dumped outside the school and left uncovered!! Neighborhood was the last to know and many who live close to the school still don't know.

https://abingdon.apsva.us/post/jan-26-update/

20 Comments:

At 25 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the school's immediate neighbors brought up how asbestos would be removed from the school so the removal would pose no health risks, APS's lead planner, Scott Prisco, told the neighborhood the asbestos removal would be "no big deal".

 
At 25 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County Board and School board met yesterday between 5 PM and 6:30 PM in a joint work session. This was never mentioned during the meeting.

 
At 25 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there supposed to be an immediate response from Arlington's Department of Environmental Services (DES), Arlington's Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, etc?

 
At 25 January, 2017 , Anonymous Jeff said...

What can you expect when you have twin pieces of yellow dog waste who call themselves "journalists' and live in the neighborhood and shill for the Regime in return for ad revenue, more ad revenue, and still more ad revenue?

 
At 26 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there even a plan for notifying a neighborhood when there's a nearby hazmat incident? Apparently not.

 
At 26 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owners of local media outlets only care about ad revenue. Local newsies promote themselves into becoming local celebrities. So what you see on the news blogs are infomercials. Post won't offend anyone except the Trump Administration.

 
At 26 January, 2017 , Anonymous fairgirl said...

The condo associations and civic association in Fairlington are non-profit subsidiaries of the Democratic Party. Sun Gazette and ArlNow are for-profit subsidiaries of the Democratic Party. That's why.

 
At 26 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this didn't happen at a school that was occupied would they even have bothered? Probably not. They would have just cleaned up the asbestos from where ever it spilled and said nothing to anybody.

 
At 26 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Board and School Board only care about installing more and more student amenities in return for PTA votes. Neighborhood voters are just nuisances.

 
At 26 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former school board member Libby Garvey shops at the asbestos-free Fairlington Shopping Center in Alexandria.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree. Given APS's historic lack of concern about the environment it's likely the only reason this incident was reported was because the school was occupied by students.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous 22206 said...

Libby Garvey spends huge amounts of time in Fairlington neighborhood restaurants (including the Alexandria Pastry Shop and Busboys and Poets) having lunch with political cronies and special interests seeking favors from the County and giving 1-on-1 interviews to the media, especially to her Fairlington neighbor, Scott Brodbeck, Publisher of ArlNow.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will they get around to testing the neighborhood around the school?

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take Libby to lunch at the Alexandria Pastry Shop and ask her.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Lyin' Libby said...

"Those neighbors are just nuisances. I'm happy Abingdon's PTA Soccer Moms aren't angry"

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous T.M. said...

Cindy,

APS's own press releases are full of misinformation about asbestos removal at Abingdon School. Stay tuned for another round of APS press releases.

Abingdon School's neighbors believe that APS's asbestos removal contractor has been careless for a long time and the neighborhood is contaminated.

T.M.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Courtbridge II and on a scale of 1 to 10 my trust of County Government and Public School System are about a Minus 5.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what else is new with APS? Stay tuned for Stratford School, another old school that will undergo extensive renovation.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can also meet up with Libby at Bayou Bakery, another place she likes to hang out.

 
At 27 January, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suppose a bag of asbestos falls off the back of a truck in Fairlington. Who gets notified? Or does anyone get notified?

 

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