Demolition News

Jacksonville’s towers implode to dust in 12 seconds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The two cooling towers at the St. Johns River Power Park on Jacksonville’s Northside imploded right on time in just 12 seconds Saturday morning, leaving a cloud of dust and an end of an era. The dynamite — 1,500 pounds of it — was placed inside 3,800 holes for the big boom […]

Detroit’s demolition program under fire for lack of diversity

Detroit’s blight remediation effort has been fueled by more than $148 million in federal dollars but a Free Press analysis shows that only 26% of the work has gone to minority-owned companies and among them, only one black-owned company has received a substantial slice of the nation’s largest federally funded demolition program. In a city […]

10 weeks of prep, 1,500 pounds of dynamite as JEA cooling towers are readied for demolition

JEA’s iconic cooling towers at the St. Johns River Power Park will implode simultaneously this Saturday, bringing down 100,000 tons of concrete and almost 4,000 tons of reinforcing steel rods. The 464-ft towers will implode Saturday at 8 a.m. Total Wrecking & Environmental LLC will use more than 1,500 pounds of dynamite to bring down […]

Worker killed in demolition collapse at Georgia paper mill

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Fire officials say a worker is dead after he was pinned beneath falling debris while doing demolition work at a Georgia paper mill. Savannah fire department spokeswoman Jenel Few says a boiler platform collapsed Tuesday morning at the mill owned by International Paper as a demolition crew was cutting through pipes […]

Eden’s Gueligs Waste Removal and Demolition LLC awarded two Foxconn projects

EDEN – Gueligs Waste Removal and Demolition LLC of Eden was awarded two contracts last week to conduct initial demolition work in the Foxconn project. According to a press release from the Village of Mount Pleasant, all 20 bids received for th two available contracts were from Wisconsin companies, with the Eden-based company submitting the […]

Hazmat & Government News

OnTrack fined after employees exposed to asbestos

The Oregon Occupational and Safety and Health Division has fined OnTrack $19,350 after employees of the drug addiction recovery organization improperly handled asbestos at an apartment in west Medford. OSHA inspected the building at 514 Hamilton St. on various dates in May and determined that OnTrack failed to follow proper procedures, provide protective equipment and […]

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement With NYCHA and NYC To Fundamentally Reform NYCHA Through the Appointment Of a Federal Monitor and the Payment By NYC Of $1.2 Billion Of Additional Capital Money Over the Next Five Years

New York, N.Y. — Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and Helen M. Albert, Principal Deputy Inspector General, performing the duties of the Inspector […]

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 […]

Horseheads NY Central School District Taking Asbestos Out of Schools

Horseheads CSD: District Wide – Asbestos Abatement – Chad Snowburg, Hunt Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, P.C. Desiners. Horseheads office of Dataflow, Inc., Airport Corporate Park, 100 Hunt Center, Horseheads, NY 14845 A Pre-Bid conference for all Bidders will be held on June 11, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at the Maintenenace Building for the purpose […]

EPA moving forward with a $1.8 Asbestos Cleanup at Champion Spark Plug Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with a $1.8 million cleanup of the former Champion Spark Plug factory in the 900 block of Upton Avenue Toledo OH six years after the factory’s buildings were razed and three years after a subsequent owner was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court for improper asbestos […]