Asbestos RemovalIf you are planning a construction project in the City of Vicksburg that involves the removal of asbestos from a structure contact the State of Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality at (601) 961-5769 to learn all the required and recommended steps for asbestos removal in the Vicksburg area. Asbestos is a mineral group that occurs naturally as a mass of fibers which can be separated into thin threads and woven. Because these fibers cannot be affected by heat or chemicals and they do not conduct electricity, they are useful in many industries; however, the fiber masses have a tendency to break easily into a dust that can float in the air, stick to clothes and can easily be inhaled and swallowed, increasing the risk of asbestosis, mesothelioma and cancer of the lungs, larynx and esophagus.

Because of these properties, state regulation requires that emission permits be obtained for asbestos removal projects, that asbestos abatement workers and supervisors are state-certified and that proper work practices are followed. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality must be contacted prior to beginning any removal work. If you would like an asbestos removal permit application or more information about ways the Department of Environmental Quality can assist you, call them at (601) 961-5769. Again that number is
(601) 961-5769