Posts Tagged ‘demolition’

Hurricane Harvey could create asbestos risk during clean up

28 Aug 2017 by under News
harvey tmo 04aug05 100x100 Hurricane Harvey could create asbestos risk during clean up

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As , Texas, area residents seek shelter from flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm at landfall Friday night, they face weeks, months and even years of rebuilding — of trying to restore the havoc nature caused. In the process of rebuilding or demolishing or sanitizing, residents will likely face clean-up threats  through exposure to toxic chemicals and building materials, including , as MyMeso has previously reported. (more…)


Asbestos a threat in cleaning up natural disasters

20 Jun 2017 by under News

173424 5day cone no line and wind 100x100 Asbestos a threat in cleaning up natural disastersFor the U.S. Gulf Coast, hurricane season began June 1, and not yet a month in, Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall at the end of the week. Though Cindy will likely not cause the devastating effects of a high-category hurricane, it’s important to note that cleaning up after a tropical storm or hurricane can potentially cause exposure to toxic chemicals and building materials, including . (more…)


Asbestos-cleaning robot revolutionizes safe asbestos removal in Florida demolition project

15 Jul 2015 by under News

robot Asbestos cleaning robot revolutionizes safe asbestos removal in Florida demolition projectClearing out asbestos during the of an old building just got much safer and simpler with the creation of an asbestos-cleaning robot. According to the Pensacola News Journal, the asbestos-cleaning robot is being used as part of a demolition project at the former Pensacola News Journal building in Florida. (more…)


Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complex

19 May 2015 by under News

Slidell Louisiana condemned apartments WVUE image 100x100 Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complexDemolition of a condemned apartment complex in Slidell, La., received the green light to go ahead this week following the completion of an inspection to determine how much is present in the buildings. A licensed asbestos abatement company, Haltran Environmental Services, inspected the buildings and will work with contractor Holliday LLC to safely demolish the structures. (more…)


Dallas County locals voice growing fears about asbestos removal from East Village construction

25 Sep 2014 by under News

Asbestos at demolition site East Village WFAA News image 100x100 Dallas County locals voice growing fears about asbestos removal from East Village constructionDALLAS –  Nearby residents of Dallas County’s upcoming East Village development have begun expressing concern regarding a construction site with excessive amounts of dust clouds and debris around North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue. Residents say they are afraid they may be exposed to harmful asbestos in material being removed during of an existing building on the site, pointing to mounting piles of rubble. (more…)


Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertime

7 Aug 2014 by under News, Organizations

ACVRC Summers Silent Threat image 100x100 Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertimeFor most people, summertime is a time to relax and enjoy some downtime with family and friends. Summer also offers an opportunity to tackle projects around the house, explore the great outdoors, search out a bargain or create a lovely landscape. However, the folks at the Cancer Victims Rights Campaign () warn many of these activities may hide a hidden danger – asbestos. (more…)


Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition site

24 Jul 2014 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition siteOfficials from the Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are keeping a close watch on demolition and cleanup efforts at a school destroyed by fire in June. The nearly 95-year-old building, Roosevelt Education Center, is believed to contain a large amount of friable asbestos. (more…)


Asbestos danger must be considered in removal of destroyed historic structure

29 Apr 2014 by under News

Nebraska Waterman Building KETV photo 100x100 Asbestos danger must be considered in removal of destroyed historic structureTown leaders in Plattsmouth, Neb., voted last week to allow the demolition and removal of a building under the watch of the Historic Preservation Board. The century-old , which was located in downtown Plattsmouth, was destroyed by fire in January. The structure has been in limbo ever since, as the Preservation Board tried to decide if it could be saved and restored. (more…)


Maine demolition project delayed by asbestos concerns

15 Nov 2013 by under News

Maine demolition photo by Faith Gillman Weekly Observer Staff 100x100 Maine demolition project delayed by asbestos concernsA plan to demolish several derelict buildings along a block in Sanford, Maine, was delayed when asbestos was discovered in some of the old structures. Asbestos exposure is linked to the development of , a rare but serious form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs or abdomen. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. (more…)


Plans proceed for Indiana hotel demolition delayed by asbestos contamination

6 Sep 2013 by under News

Sheraton Hotel Gary Ind 2 100x100 Plans proceed for Indiana hotel demolition delayed by asbestos contaminationPlans to demolish a decrepit downtown Gary, Indiana, hotel may finally have a green light to proceed after work was halted due to concerns about asbestos contamination. The former hotel has sat derelict since the mid-1980s.

Some asbestos abatement was done in 2008, funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (). But despite that work, which cost $750,000, not all the asbestos was removed from the building. An independent inspection conducted recently by Soil and Material Engineers, Inc., revealed more than 60,000 square feet of asbestos remain in the structure and its adjacent parking deck. (more…)