The Federal Building in Oak Ridge has been closed after an inspection found asbestos-containing insulation that had “dislodged into parts of the heating and cooling units,” according to a notice posted on Facebook by the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office.
“As a precautionary measure, the Federal Building is closed until we have additional information,” the notice said. “We are working closely with GSA, which owns the building, to determine the appropriate path forward.”
The GSA is the U.S. General Services Administration.
The notices said inspection teams began monitoring the Federal Building Thursday night, and results were expected late Friday afternoon.
“More details will be posted as they are known,” the notices said.
No one was available for comment at the Federal Building early Friday evening.
The notices said all federal building federal employees must report to the Pollard Auditorium at 9:30 a.m. Monday for a mandatory “all-hands meeting.” During the meeting, management will discuss the Federal Building closure and employee work plan.