Demolition News

Truck Ramp Demolition to Snarl Traffic on 710 Freeway Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach warned that the closure could happen as early as Monday morning The only freeway ramp that directly connects Terminal Island to the Long Beach (710) Freeway is about to bite the dust, and that will mean several traffic signals on the detour for the heavy stream of trucks leaving the […]

MA City ask developer to delay Notre Dame Cathedral demolition after petition support

The City of Worcester will once again ask the Hanover Insurance Group, principal investors in the City Square II development project, to delay the demolition of the Notre Dame des Canadiens Church. City Council members Tuesday night voted unanimously to support a citizen petition for the city to ask Hanover to delay the demolition for […]

Demolition of 192 Bridges to begin in CA

Work begins Monday on the demolition and replacement of the bridges damaged in the January 9 storm and debris flows. Toro Canyon Bridge landed first on Caltrans’s demolition list, and contractor Security Paving Company of Sylmar will start to remove it on May 7. Next up will be the demolitions of Romero Canyon Creek and […]

Demolition of old Tappan Zee Bridge hits milestone

TARRYTOWN, Westchestser County (WABC) — Crews have begun the delicate task of removing the superstructure of the old Tappan Zee Bridge, with special cranes lowering part of the center span that weighs 10 million pounds onto a barge. The bridge was retired last fall when the replacement Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opened. For months, sections […]

Hillyard Industries hopes to demolish about 15 buildings of the Wire Rope Complex Downtown St Joseph MO.

Hillyard Industries remains on track with plans to redevelop the former WireCo WorldGroup space Downtown into a new manufacturing and distribution complex. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of janitorial products, sanitary supplies and equipment in an area of Downtown bordering on the original WireCo campus. Two years ago, Hillyard purchased the 25-acre […]

Hazmat & Government News

Administrator Pruitt Announces New Office of Continuous Improvement Provides update on EPA Lean Management System

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt met with more than 75 employees and stakeholders to provide an update on the implementation of the new EPA Lean Management System (ELMS) and announced EPA’s new Office of Continuous Improvement (OCI) and its director, Serena McIlwain. “Through Lean Management, EPA is tracking, measuring, […]

‘Dust bowl’ created by St Louis, NGA project demolition blamed for sickening kids, teachers

Parents and staff blame illnesses inside the Gateway school complex on debris brought over from the site of the planned National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency headquarters. The piles tower over a fence next to the school. Isaiah Carson was happy and healthy on an early April afternoon as he worked on spelling with his dad at the […]

Middletown NJ cleaning up asbestos from 3, 70 to 90 yr old schools

MIDDLETOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION : Asbestos Removal Middletown High School South, River Plaza Elementary, and Leonardo Elementary Schools Bidding documents can be obtained at the Consultant’s Office during regular business hours for a non-refundable fee to Bidders of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars. Should the Bidder request overnight delivery additional cost shall apply. A non-refundable check for […]

Demolition of historic coal plant reveals tension between Chicago’s preservationists and environmentalists

Demolition prep work has begun on a long-controversial coal generating plant in Chicago’s Little Village. The Crawford Generating Station (CGS) began operation in 1924, one of five such stations in the city providing power via the burning of fossil fuel at a large, continuous scale. After decades of pollution, including the settling of coal dust […]

Community Involvement and Demolition

Community relations should be part of any planned demolition activity. Community engagement is important for residential demolitions because they can involve management of harmful materials and they also present opportunities for site reuse. EPA’s goal is to provide an environment where all people enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and […]