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No asbestos was detected in the air Thursday after a steam pipe burst in Midtown in Manhattan the day before, killing one person and wounding 26 others as the ruptured pipe sent thick plumes of smoke and ash into the air.

The city's Office of Emergency Management said, however, that asbestos was detected in six of 10 samples of dust and debris taken from the area.

The city's Department of Environmental Protection will continue to test the debris, according to a statement on the Office of Emergency Management's Web site. Read full article »

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