Local contractor blows whistle on alleged asbestos issue at Ann Arbor elementary schools

RIGHT INTO A HARMFUL HEALTH DANGER INSIDE SOME CITY DETROIT INSTITUTIONS. AND ALSO WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THAT SAID EXCLUSIVE ABOUT ASBESTOS IN THE CLASSROOM. A LOCAL SPECIALIST IS BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON WHAT HE STATES ARE SOME DANGEROUS EXPOSURES TO THE CANCER-CAUSING MATERIAL. AS SOME ANN ARBOR ELEMENTARY INSTITUTIONS. 7 DETECTIVE HEATHER CATALLO JOINING US LIVE TONIGHT WITH THIS STORY. HEATHER? >> > > Press reporter: WELL, BRIAN, ANN ARBOR SCHOOLS INVESTED EVEN MORE THAN $3 MILLION ON RENOVATIONS BELOW AT BURNS PARK ELEMENTARY AND ALSO ANGEL ELEMENTARY AND ALSO STATE OFFICIALS CONFIRM THAT ASBESTOS WAS FOUND AS WELL AS DISTURBED AND CURRENTLY INVESTIGATIONS ARE UNDERWAY. SERVICE PROVIDERS FUNCTIONING INSIDE ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAY ASBESTOS HAS BEEN DISTURBED DURING RECENT RESTORATIONS AND THEY WANT MOMS AND DADS TO KNOW.

>> > > DO YOU FEEL LIKE THE PUPILS ARE SAFE? >> > > NOT UNLESS SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT IT. >> > > Press reporter: WE ' RE NOT USE THIS GO CONTRACTOR'' S NAME OR REVEALING HIS FACE IN ORDER TO SHIELD HIS JOB BUT HE INTENDED TO SUBJECT WHAT OCCURRED THROUGHOUT THAT BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INSIDE SEVERAL OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOL. LAB REPORTS OBTAINED BY THE 7 INVESTIGATORS SHOW ASBESTOS WAS FOUND INSIDE ANGEL ELEMENTARY AS WELL AS BURNS PARK ELEMENTARY. >> > >'IT ' S ON THE LUNCH TRAYS. LIKE IT ' S ALMOST EVERYWHERE. IT DISTRIBUTES LIKE CURRENTLY FLOUR AS WELL AS IT COME DOWN ON SURFACE AREAS AS WELL AS IT STAYS THERE UP UNTIL A PERSON SWITCHES ON A DESK FOLLOWER AS WELL AS CURRENTLY IT'' S AIRBORNE AGAIN. >

>> >> > > > Reporter:'IT ' S ON >> THE LUNCH TRAYS? > > YEAH, WE WORKED IN EVERY PART OF THAT COLLEGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL'' S WORKPLACE TO THE LUNCHROOM TO THE HEALTH CLUB. >> > > Reporter: ASBESTOS IS A CANCER CONTRIBUTING TO MINERAL THAT WAS ONE USED IN EVERY LITTLE THING FROM ISOLATION TO CEILING SHINGLES. >> > > YOU WOULD NOT WANT THE GENERAL PUBLIC BREATHE IT GO IN, DEFINITELY NOT KIDS. >> > > Press Reporter: DR. SARA CERTIFICATION SERBER. WHEN IT'' S DISRUPTED, THE FIBERS ARE LAUNCHED. THEY GO INTO THE LUNGS AS WELL AS THAT'' S WHEN YOU HAVE ISSUES. >> > > Press reporter: THIS SERVICE PROVIDER SAYS HE AS WELL AS HIS FELLOW EMPLOYEES ARE UPSET BECAUSE THEY WERE ASSURED THEY WERE NOT WORKING WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING PRODUCTS, BUT HE CLAIMS THEY LATER LEARNED THAT WASN'' T REAL. >> > > IN OUR PROFESSION YOU DISCOVERED WHAT ASBESTOS LOOKS LIKE AND MATERIALS THAT HAVE IT IN IT AS WELL AS WE SIMPLY KNOW NOT TO TOUCH IT AS WELL AS DISTURB IT, BUT WHEN YOU ARE TOLD THAT WHAT YOU ARE WORKING WITH DOESN'' T HAVE IT IN IT, ALL IT WOULD HAVE TOOK IS IF THEY INFORMED US THE CORRECT INFO WE WOULD HAVE TOOK THE CORRECT PRECAUTIONS.

>> > > Reporter: HE SAYS WORKERS PRESSED FOR EXTRA TESTING AS WELL AS EVEN CONACT TAED THE MIOSHA WHICH BEGAN EXAMINATIONS AT BOTH COLLEGES. YOU WERE EXPOSED? >> > > YES. I PIERCED HUNDREDS OF HOLES UPSIDE-DOWN TO A CEILING WITH POWDER FALLING STRAIGHT ONTO ME, SO YEAH, I WAS EXPOSED A LOT. I PRESUME WE'' LL FIGURE OUT IN THIRTY YEARS WHAT TAKES PLACE. >> > > Reporter: LABORATORY REPORTS FROM TESTS CARRY OUT IN JULY AT BURNS PARK ELEMENTARY PROGRAM ASBESTOS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 10 VARIOUS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL.THE PROFESSIONAL SAYS IT ' S LIKEWISE ON THIS PIPELINE THAT'' S SUBJECTED IN AMONG THE STUDENT BATHROOMS. AS WELL AS ON THOSE CIRCLES WHERE CERAMIC TILES WERE CONNECTED TO THE CEILING. HE LIKEWISE CLAIMS HE IS CONCERNED THAT PUPILS AND TEACHERS MAY HAVE BEEN PRESENT AFTER THE AS WELL AS WAS DISTURBED AT ANGEL ELEMENTARY. LABORATORY RECORDS REVEAL TESTS WERE TAKEN THERE BACK IN.

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