- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Parts of the Capitol are shut down Thursday morning due to what officials are calling an “industrial accident” that apparently spilled asbestos.

The accident canceled morning business that was supposed to begin at 10 a.m., though the regular legislative session slated to begin at noon was still on track.

The spill only affected the House side of the building, which was temporarily cleared early in the morning but was mostly reopened soon after. One staircase and the area around a room on the third floor of the Capitol remained closed.

Tours of the building were also set to resume.

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