When construction crews went to install new fire prevention systems in the Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health building in Yuba City, they discovered asbestos and mold that needed to be abated.

The health concerns were discovered as crews worked to install a new fire sprinkler, fire alarm and firewall at the location, a project that was approved in May.

Sutter County supervisors approved an emergency purchase last week of $52,000 to have Select Environmental out of Sacramento address the issue.

The work, which was expected to begin Aug. 30, will include emergency asbestos abatement, mold remediation and a complete build back with finish work.

Select Environmental expects the abatement and remediation work to be completed by Sept. 20.

The Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health building is located at 1965 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City.

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