- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Construction crews will be working at night to remove asbestos from North Myrtle Beach High School.

Local news outlets report that renovations are planned at the school and that asbestos installed in the 1970s was found.

District Spokeswoman Teal Britton says the asbestos does not present a danger because it is the type of asbestos that does not break up, allowing particles to be inhaled.

Officials say renovations at the high school should take about 18 months and are expected to cost about $21 million.

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