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Union wants state buildings tested for hazards

August 22, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A public employees union urged Gov. Susan Martinez’s administration on Wednesday to test state buildings near downtown Santa Fe for possible environmental contamination to determine whether it’s a source of worker health problems.

Communications Workers of America local president Donald Alire said workers in the Public Education Department and other agencies have complained of respiratory problems and other illnesses for several years.

The union wants testing for hazardous vapors that could seep into the buildings from possible contamination in the soil and groundwater from leaking gasoline storage tanks, as well as chemicals from dry cleaners, automotive Login to read more

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