Waterford, CT Nursing Home Evacuated Due to Asbestos Scare
On March 9, the state of Connecticut ordered 69 residents to be evacuated from Greentree Manor, an elderly care center in Waterford, CT.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) released more information the following day, stating that the order came after the facility started renovations on its North Wing and South Wing without providing advance notice as required by law.
During these renovations, tiles that potentially contained asbestos were uncovered in the North Wing. Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma. Residents were evacuated to other facilities while samples went out for testing to determine the asbestos content in the tiles.
The DPH outlined 10 tasks for Greentree Manor to complete before reopening the facility. The tasks include covering the entire concrete floor, conducting asbestos testing on all flooring materials inside the building and in the dumpster, and providing a complete renovation plan to the DPH.
Austin M. State Officials Detail What Led to Waterford Nursing Home Evacuation. NBC Connecticut. Updated March 2023.
Hauser K and Dodson B. State orders evacuation of Waterford nursing home facility. WTNH. Updated March 2023.
Polansky R and Kruczynski E. Nursing home in Waterford relocates residents due to asbestos concerns. WFSB-TV. March 2023.
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