uk " The report also called the use of Galbestos (steel sheeting with asbestos felt
on both sides coated with bitumen) in the wall of the building an error of judgement.
For those utilities that specified asbestos felt
(a roofing paper type of material) as the barrier, the applicability of federal and state health, safety and environmental regulations has been questioned.
Gunners and gunners' mates inhaled dust that came from the asbestos felt
materials used to protect explosive materials in the ship's magazine room.
If that roof does contain asbestos felts
, and is reaching the end of its life cycle, it should be replaced immediately.