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Minimal Amount of Asbestos Detected in Selah Grocery Store

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Many people are concerned about a Selah grocery store that's temporarily closed due to asbestos. Many people are concerned about a Selah grocery store that's temporarily closed due to asbestos.

SELAH, WA - Many people are concerned about a Selah grocery store that's temporarily closed due to asbestos.

A Spokesperson from Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency said inspectors detected minimal asbestos inside Save-On-Foods in Selah.

The public won't be allowed in until a clean up process is complete and another round of testing shows the store is asbestos free.

The store has been closed since Wednesday. We ran into some shoppers who came back to the store Thursday to see if it had re-opened.

"It was dark when we came through here," said Phyllis Schwisow. "It was after 6 o'clock, and there really weren't any cars parked. Store employees were able to tell them what was going on so people just kind of kept moving."

A store employee said Save-On-Foods is undergoing remodeling.

The clean air agency said it's standard procedure to check for asbestos before making any renovations, but the grocery store didn't follow procedure. The agency said the store will likely get a violation notice.

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