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Asbestos Concerns Close Ocean Park U.S. Post Office

When ceiling tiles possibly containing the dangerous minerals, were flooded from the floor above the station, the postal service took precautions.

Fears that the station may be contaminated with asbestos, officials closed the post office on Nielson Way. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.
Fears that the station may be contaminated with asbestos, officials closed the post office on Nielson Way. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

The Ocean Park post office in Santa Monica has been closed to check for asbestos, postal officials announced today.

P.O. Box service has been relocated to Santa Monica Post Office, 1653 7th St. in Santa Monica.

Ceiling tiles in a bathroom, possibly containing asbestos were damaged during a water leak on the floor above the Ocean Park station, at 2720 Neilson Way in Santa Monica.

“An environmental specialist is assessing the facility and air quality inside,” said a press release from the U.S Postal Service, which leases the space in the building.

The small facility houses retail and Post Office Box operations only. There are no letter carrier delivery operations at the location. The two employees who work at Ocean Park Station have been reassigned to another location.

Ocean Park Post Office Box customers can pick up their mail – with photo ID – at the Santa Monica Post Office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 

“Operations will return to Ocean Park Station as soon as the matter is resolved,” says the press release.

Glenn E Grab February 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM
this will take forever and cost a bundle
mimi February 17, 2014 at 03:44 PM
What's the other option? Pretend it doesn't exist? NO.

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