CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County officials say asbestos at the county prison doesn't pose a health threat to corrections officers or prisoners, but work will start next month to remove it.
First Capital Insulation of York, Pa., on Tuesday was awarded a $51,700 contract by the Board of County Commissioners to remove the asbestos.
The company submitted the lowest of three bids, the highest of which was almost $74,000, according to County Administrative Assistant Brian Kelly.
Commissioner G. Warren Elliott said the asbestos was discovered when a maintenance worker accidentally punched a hole in the ceiling with a mop handle. "We're going to remove that and put in a drop ceiling," he said.