Public Works

Naturally Occurring Asbestos

Earlier in 2015, the City of Henderson was approached by developers about the annexation of land in the Eldorado Valley.  The City Council voted on June 2, 2015 to pursue annexation after an Annexation Agreement or a Development Agreement was reached with the developers regarding a number of issues in the area, including the potential existence of asbestos that had been identified by UNLV researchers in a recently published study.

The city has NOT annexed any land in the Eldorado Valley for development.  Any annexation is still in discussion, and would only occur after the development of an acceptable agreement between the city and the developers on a variety of issues, including asbestos. 

Asbestos exists in numerous forms in nature and is prevalent throughout the region and elsewhere in the United States.  While there are currently no state standards regarding naturally occurring asbestos mitigation, the city is currently working with NDOT, the RTC and others regarding the potential existence of asbestos and what types of measures ought to be taken to mitigate any potential impacts to residents and workers in areas of concern, such as in the I-11 project corridor. 

Additional Resources

Please click below on any of the informational links, to learn more about the issue of asbestos. 

Clark County Air Quality

Naturally Occurring Asbestos: Potential for Human Exposure, Southern Nevada, USA
Asbestos and Health: Frequently Asked Questions
Limiting Environmental Exposure to Asbestos in Areas with Naturally Occurring Asbestos
Naturally Occurring Asbestos: Approaches for Reducing Exposure

Regional Transportation Commission I-11 Boulder City Bypass

Naturally Occurring Asbestos Fact Sheet
Naturally Occurring Asbestos FAQ’s
Phase 1 – NDOT Naturally Occurring Asbestos Final Report

UNLV study