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      Asbestos problem with old Jamrich Hall

      There's an asbestos problem with the old Jamrich Hall on Northern Michigan University's campus.

      The hall is being demolished. Work crews have been busting up the concrete tiers of the lecture hall. Under the concrete, were the air ducts, and that's where the asbestos was found.

      The material tested positive for the carcinogen. Northern officials say specialized crews with hazmat suits will be at the site next week cleaning up the asbestos.

      Crews don't know how asbestos is there. Work continues at the site.

      NMU officials say they were surprised with the discovery of the asbestos. However, they're able to manage and properly dispose of the material with no project delays.

      Officials say it'll take about two days to have the material abated.