Asbestos found at Holiday Inn near steam pipe explosion

Posted at 9:43 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 21:43:47-04

More asbestos has been found in the area of Eutaw Street near Pratt and Light streets where a steam exploded last week. 

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An official with the Department of the Environment (MDE) discovered material from the explosion on the exterior wall of the Holiday Inn was contaminated with asbestos. MDE said not all of the asbestos can be removed because of the wall's surface, so the wall will be covered up. 

Thirty-three cars impacted by the explosion were cleaned and cleared of the mineral before they were given back to their owners. The air and soil nearby was tested and no asbestos was found. 

See also: Road closed after steam pipe explosion

The cause of the blast is still unclear. Eutaw Street is still closed and repairs could continue for a few more weeks.