Kensett mulling asbestos disposal after fire

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KENSETT, Ark. (AP) – Officials in the White County town of Kensett are trying to work out a plan to dispose of the ruin of four burned buildings that contain asbestos.

The buildings burned almost three months ago but Mayor Max McDonald says all the property owners have to agree on an asbestos removal plan.

The Daily Citizen reports the city has been taking bids but the cost is prohibitive. The city owns one of the buildings and the other three are in private hands. Officials say it wouldn’t make sense to remove the buildings one at a time.

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