USS Lingayen (CVE-126) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Lingayen (CVE-126)

The USS Lingayen (CVE-126) was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on May 1, 1945, in Tacoma. However, it was never commissioned due to the fact that it was canceled before its launch on August 12, 1945.

Asbestos was used in all naval ships manufactured prior to 1980. Specific types of asbestos were designated for specific uses, for example, chrysotile asbestos was used for gaskets, insulation, packing, tape; amosite – brown asbestos was used most frequently in cement sheets and pipe insulation, and crocidolite asbestos was used to insulate steam engines. All forms of asbestos - chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, vermiculite, and actinolite are carcinogenic and therefore hazardous to your health.

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