Posts Tagged ‘Milwaukee’

Milwaukee Superfund cleanup includes asbestos remediation

9 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Paducah Asbestos Removal 7450132130 100x100 Milwaukee Superfund cleanup includes asbestos remediationClean up of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s fourth Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site in the last five years is underway.

Late last month the EPA began a hazardous materials cleanup in the former VE Carter School of Excellence in Milwaukee after airborne asbestos was found to be so thick in some rooms “it looked like snow,” according to the EPA. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the project is expected to cost the EPA up to $423, 356, and asbestos remediation is only a portion of it. Other risks in the building include “flammable and corrosive chemicals, poisons, PCBs, lead, hazardous ash and mercury from switches and thermometers,” according to the news source. (more…)

Asbestos fibers discovered at proposed iron ore mine site in Wisconsin

8 Oct 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News

Gogebic Taconite GTAC Fox 11 news 100x100 Asbestos fibers discovered at proposed iron ore mine site in WisconsinThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Monday that asbestos is present in a rock sample taken from the proposed site of an iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties. The asbestoform fibers were found in the mineral grunerite. Asbestos and asbestoform fibers present a danger to public health if they are inhaled or ingested, which may result in the development of mesothelioma. (more…)