Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Islanders to Brooklyn? Asbestos problem at Nassau Coliseum under investigation

Are the New York Islanders headed for the Barclays Center because of an asbestos problem at the Nassau Coliseum?

That's the suggestion in a Courier-Life article about charges filed by a plaintiffs' attorney:
If a cleanup of the Nassau Coliseum stretches beyond the start of the hockey season this fall — or if the asbestos problem forces county officials to close the arena — the Islanders would be forced to find a new home, and the Barclays Center is an easy option....
An asbestos-abetted move to Brooklyn is all but inevitable according to sports talking heads including Mike Francesa.
Well, that same article quoting the authoritative sports talking heads stated:
Asbestos contamination has been found in four locations throughout the Nassau Coliseum , but inspection reports show air quality is safe in public areas of the arena, according to a consulting firm hired by Nassau County.
The attorney says a study he ordered showed cancer-causing asbestos in numerous public areas. For now the issue is unresolved, given a new state investigation.

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