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Caution: Asbestos

In Illinois Beach State Park, located along Lake Michigan 40 miles north of Chicago, this sign warns beach-goers of the presence of asbestos (April 2006). The asbestos allegedly was dumped on the beach for many years by the Johns-Manville Corporation, a nearby manufacturer of asbestos-containing roofing materials. Johns-Manville is now a "Superfund Site" managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to Environment News Service, lake currents have carried asbestos fibers south to Chicago beaches.

Illinois Beach State Park
Zion, Illinois, USA

Mark Swanson/Swanson Media

Nikon D70 DSLR

AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

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asbestos, danger, warning signs, peligro, beaches, contamination, pollution, sand, signs, John-Manville Corporation, environment, corporate ethics, health

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