Demolition News

L.A. is sued over planned demolition of Parker Center

Parker Center is slated to be torn down to make way for a $700-million office tower. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation sued the city Wednesday in an attempt to halt the project. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation sued the city of Los Angeles on Wednesday, alleging that the city’s plan to demolish Parker Center and build a […]

Former Times-Picayune plant one step closer to demolition

NEW ORLEANS — The old Times-Picayune building is one step closer to demolition after a city board voted unanimously to effectively freeze property taxes for the site for the next 12 years as part of a tax incentive package for the developers. The Industrial Development Board on Tuesday voted to approve a PILOT — or […]

Architecture professor defends brutalism against Trump’s call for demolition

Depending on who you ask, brutalist buildings like the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C., are little more than misshapen mounds of concrete. But architecture professor Mark Pasnik says the structures were built with a much deeper meaning in mind. “People think of them as communistic or as alienating,” says Pasnik, who came […]

UC Berkeley Tolman Hall slated for replacement due to seismic concerns

In their Wednesday meeting, the UC Regents approved a $150 million plan to replace the seismically unsafe Tolman Hall with a new building in Downtown Berkeley. The campus plans to begin working on the project in April and eventually demolish Tolman Hall, which houses the Graduate School of Education and the department of psychology, in […]

Democratic Senate, congressional candidates want halt in Good Sam demolition

DAYTON — Two Democrats seeking federal office are backing a request from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to Premier Health to refrain from demolishing the now-defunct Good Samaritan Hospital before the conclusion of a U.S. Health and Human Services investigation. The group of West Dayton pastors who filed the complaint, who have organized as the Clergy […]

Hazmat & Government News

EPA Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

WASHINGTON — Top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency pushed through a measure to review applications for using asbestos in consumer products, and did so over the objections of E.P.A.’s in-house scientists and lawyers, internal agency emails show. The clash over the proposal exposes the tensions within the E.P.A. over the Trump administration’s efforts to […]

Why Isn’t Asbestos Banned in the United States?

Why Isn’t Asbestos Banned in the United States? Did you raise your eyebrows when you heard asbestos is not banned in the United States? For many, the news comes as a complete shock. The countless industrial uses of asbestos were well-known for more than a century, and the material was incorporated into hundreds of household […]

Port of San Francisco undergoing massive hazmat cleanup

San Francisco: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ABATEMENT – BUILDING 49, CRANES 14 & 30, PIER 70, PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO. The work will consist of abatement of hazardous materials and disposal of abatement waste; application of specified sealant on interior and exterior of Building 49; application of specified sealant to surfaces of the tower, boom, and cab […]

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EPA Releases New Rules for TSCA Asbestos Review

As part of the latest updates to the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week proposed new rules for the risk evaluation of asbestos. The EPA released a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposal which would allow the agency to prevent new uses of asbestos, the naturally occurring […]