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Asbestos Found at Proposed Trail Site

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The EPA announced Tuesday that the site of a proposed trail for hiking and biking in San Antonio is contaminated with an abundance of asbestos. The site, located in the King William district, formerly housed a manufacturing
plant, and officials said a study revealed asbestos at 20 of 24 test sites.

Two of those samples exceeded the state limit. In June, a city official told KENS 5 that a study conducted by the city found no asbestos in the area.

Asbestos exposure can lead to asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. The EPA has charged the city with planning the clean-up of the asbestos site.