Science building update: Town Hall meeting held

Occupants of the Science Building were not significantly exposed to hazardous materials and adverse health effects are unlikely to occur from having worked or attended courses in the facility before its closure, environmental science and health experts told the SF State community at a town hall meeting today in McKenna Theatre.

The meeting was held to update students, faculty and staff on the Science Building, which has been closed since January following environmental tests that indicated the presence of hazardous materials.

Speaking at the town hall meeting were:

• President Leslie Wong

• Ronald Cortez, vice president for administration and finance and CFO

• Patricia Beach, managing partner and senior scientist at Harris & Lee Environmental Sciences

• Michael Fischman, clinical professor of medicine, Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

An audience question-and-answer session was held following their presentations.

Updated environmenal reports are available online at


Jan. 21, 2014 -- The Science building is closed due to the presence of hazardous materials. For more information and updates as available, please visit: