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UM Hall Remains Closed for Asbestos Cleaning

Air tests have indicated that there is not a health risk in McGill Hall

MISSOULA — The University of Montana’s McGill Hall remains closed while it is cleaned of asbestos.

The building was closed Jan. 31 and classes were relocated even though air tests have indicated that there is not a health risk in McGill Hall. It is estimated that faculty, staff and students may be able to reoccupy McGill Hall by the end of the month.

Student Jeff Hyer tells KECI-TV in Missoula that all his classes are located in McGill Hall. He says one class was canceled for two weeks.

The situation has prompted the university to review its practices for asbestos.

Asbestos can lead to cancer and other illnesses.