Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Asbestos Found At Plattsburgh, NY Site

An article titled "Asbestos Found At Nikki's Site; Tear Down Can Start" in the Press Republican Newspaper on August 9, 2011 discusses the condemned bar and rooming house at the corner of Main and Academy streets that partially collapsed on July 25 and damaged the adjacent property, known as the Faubert Building in Plattsburgh, New York.  Testing confirmed that the debris from the collapse of Nikki's Place contains asbestos.

According to the article, Dilshad Perera, on-site coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said that as soon as the estimated funding needed for the cleanup is in place, a certified asbestos-abatement contractor can be hired to safely haul the material away.

We assume this project is using the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Industrial Code Rule 56 section on controlled demolition with asbestos in place.  Though it does surprise me that the EPA is on-site versus NYSDOL.
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3 comments:

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

At least the testing was done before that hazardous material was worked on.. Asbestos so dangerous and life threatening.

marcin Swierzowski said...

Asbestos removal should be given proper handling. This is to ensure safety. I do agree with him, an independent contractor is best for this chicago asbestos.

James Brown said...

Great article it was such an interesting and informative article.
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