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A new report claims the aging Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond is partially contaminated with asbestos and has multiple fire and safety code issues, according to the Associated Press.
The asbestos was found in one tower of the building. Other code violations were spread among two other buildings in the area. The findings were presented to the State Senate subcommittee on capital outlay earlier this month. Other structures on Capitol Square are also in need of renovation, including the Virginia Supreme Court Building and the Ninth Street Office Building, according to the study.
Department of General Services director Richard Silwoski plans to meet with his staff later today to begin identifying costs and options for repairing the problems, AP reports.