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HI August 2017

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ASBESTOS TILE— August 2017 12 The Asbestos Floor Tile Debate By Angelo Garcia III, CIEC, CEOP A debate regarding asbestos floor tiles started at the Professional Abate- ment Contractors of New York's (PACNY) 2017 Environmental Con- ference. At the conference, a mem- ber of the audience challenged our statement that asbestos floor tile re- moval should be cleared by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) method (see the video of our presentation here, the challenge is at the end of the video). Mr. Chris Alonge, of Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) de- fended our call for TEM clearance for asbestos floor tiles during the Q&A at the PACNY presen- tation. As a follow-up to that session, we created Improperly Removed Floor Tiles

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