When William “Bud” Paine descended to the lower levels of the Naval Destroyer Escort to stand by on fire watch as welders took to maintenance of the ship, he was handed a canteen and a bandanna.

“‘Just keep the bandanna wet,’ they said. ‘This stuff won’t hurt you,’” Paine, now 63, recalled.

“This stuff” was the 96,000 pounds of asbestos sharing living quarters on board with the Navy sailors.
– PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Idaho Press
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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