Hinsdale High School District 86 officials report asbestos was found in the concession stand and lobby of the Hinsdale Central gymnasium.
Officials said the asbestos has not been disturbed and is not a hazard to students, the staff or others in the building. Asbestos removal is scheduled between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12.
Environmental Hazard Control Industry will abate the asbestos under the supervision of Environmental Services Inc, an engineering and testing firm, which has done previous work in the district, officials reported.
The abatement will occur in about 35 linear feet of piping and 10 square feet of tile within the existing construction area, that was barricaded off from student and staff access.
The district is planning to build a new concession stand and enlarge the ticket booth for the Hinsdale Central gym.
On Sept. 10, athletic locker room A will be closed for asbestos removal, though another locker room will remain open and safe for students, district officials said.
It’s not the first time asbestos has been found in the high school, officials report.
“Students and staff have been on campus for projects of this nature, always with safety and health factors in mind,” officials said in a statement. “We have and will continue to manage these projects in a manner that is safe for students, staff and visitors.”