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Crews work on community center after finding tiles with asbestos

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Earl Bell Community Center said they have some major changes scheduled.

On Friday, crews were hard at work laying down new flooring. The original floor from 1936 had asbestos tiles. In 2000, a rubber floor was laid over it and moisture from the concrete was unable escape.

Danny Kapales is the Assistant Director for Parks and Recreation and said, that caused the tile to bubble up and crack.

"It's going to be a safe floor for them.  It's a beautiful facility," said Kapales. "Like I said, it was built in 1936 and we're trying to put this gym to where the whole community will enjoy it."

Kapales also said they believe they should be done and reopen for business sometime in May.

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