Asbestos on Campus

Asbestos was discovered in the steam tunnels below UNC’s campus in 2014, which brought attention to other potentially hazardous substances in buildings on campus. Since 2009, seven residence halls have been identified as having surfacing materials containing asbestos. It is contained and does not present a health risk.

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Asbestos present in campus buildings

Recent construction in the quad to remove asbestos has brought attention to the presence of the potentially hazardous material on other parts of campus, such as in residence halls and class buildings.