SITKA — Sitka’s Harrigan Centennial Hall has reopened after an asbestos scare.
The gray insulation substance that raised workers’ concerns tested negative for asbestos in a Washington state lab, KCAW-FM reports.
The building reopened Wednesday afternoon after an emergency closure on Tuesday.
“As of right now we are open for business. Business as usual,” said building manager Don Kluting.
Kluting said staff discovered the material while cleaning out the building. It spilled out of a fire-rated, vintage door from the 1966 construction.