Asbestos Verdict Fails to Clear the Air at SSU

Mar 28, 2017

Sociology professor Noel Byrne found and photographed these particles on his office windowsill on Dec. 14, 2015. He suspects they are asbestos.
Credit Noel Byrne

For 24 years, Thomas Sargent was an environmental health and safety specialist at Sonoma State. Earlier this month, a Sonoma County civil jury agreed that he'd been harassed and forced to resign under duress in 2015, after complaining about the school's handling of asbestos in Stevenson Hall. But the verdict has not put an end to the concerns, as Steve Mencher reports.