Honolulu Hale asbestos fix costs $52,000

Honolulu Hale

Thousands of dollars have been tacked on to a project to renovate the city council chambers at Honolulu Hale.

The added cost comes after the discovery of asbestos last month.

Originally, the renovation budget was estimated at $141,000.

It will cost an additional $52,000 to remediate the asbestos problem.

Air quality tests came back negative for asbestos and lead.


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Honolulu Hale tests negative for asbestos, lead – Mar. 24, 2014

Asbestos found in Honolulu Hale, fear of exposure to publicMar. 20, 2014

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