Bridgeport tenants concerned after asbestos finding

BRIDGEPORT - Residents in the Marina Village Housing Complex say they are worried for their health after asbestos was found in a vacated apartment.

The Bridgeport Housing Authority says it removed ceiling tiles that contained asbestos from a recently vacated apartment in the building.

Executive Director Nicholas Calace says that the tiles didn't pose any risk because they weren't cracked, missing or lifted. He also says there is no airflow between apartments, which kept the asbestos from leaving the unit.

Officials say that they can tell if the old tiles were replaced by their size. The old tiles are 9 inches by 9 inches and the new tiles are 12 inches by 12 inches.

Anyone with smaller tiles that would like maintenance crews to inspect their apartment can call 203-337-8821.

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