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Laurel residents claim asbestos from feed store is making them ill

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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Some Laurel residents are furious that city officials did not do enough to help stop the spread of asbestos debris after a dilapidated feed store caught fire.

People who live around the old Beards Feed Store in Laurel said firefighters let the building smolder for four days.

Residents said they had to breath in thick smoke filled with asbestos debris.

Many of the residents claim they are already suffering from major illnesses because of the asbestos infested building.

The building was scheduled to be demolished in 2011.

Meanwhile, these citizens said they are looking into taking legal actions against the city of Laurel.

Seven on Your Side spoke with Laurel Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Keveryn who had no comment concerning this matter.

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