IEPA: Asbestos levels too high at demolition site


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Posted Online: April 02, 2013, 8:38 am
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CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a court order to stop demolition of a Chicago building over asbestos contamination concerns.

The agency said Monday that it's asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan to seek an injunction to prevent Zidan Management Group and Dubai Construction from tearing down a 9-story building on the city's North Side.

The EPA says inspectors from its agency and the city discovered the companies did not follow proper asbestos-handling procedures, leading to unsafe levels of the pollutant in the building.

EPA officials also say the companies failed to notify the agency of the renovation and didn't properly inspect for asbestos.

The environmental agency wants a licensed, outside contractor to develop a plan to address the contamination.

The 1923 building formerly housed a mental hospital and hotel.
















 




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