NEWPORT CITY â Cleanup crews were busy Friday removing asbestos flooring at the Orleans County District Courthouse. Friday was a regular furlough day for court staff so court was not in session.
The tiles were in the lobby area of the courthouse, Al Simard, district facility manager for Buildings and General Services, said. The lobby is the only place in the building with asbestos tiles.
âWeâre going to get the asbestos out of the way because itâs hazardous,â he said. The state will probably replace the flooring with carpeting. âThe least expensive thing we can do.â