Demolition News

Despite demolition efforts, blight spreads undetected throughout Detroit’s neighborhoods Left to rot

According to the Detroit Land Bank Authority, these houses are not blighted. The agency even believes people are living in some of them. According to the Detroit Land Bank Authority, these houses are not blighted. The agency even believes people are living in some of them. On a weekday morning in July, Barbara and Clifton […]

Legislative Grant Puts Final Leg of Nestle Demolition In Motion

FULTON, NY – The ongoing saga that is the demolition of the former Nestle factory in Fulton is nearing completion. Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. said Rowlee Construction will continue work on the site with a legislative grant from Senator Patty Ritchie funneled through the DEC. The $200,000 grant is enough to cover the asbestos […]

Demolition versus disaster Citizens, county public works debate bridge decision

WALDPORT — Residents rallied this month to prevent the tearing down of a 53-year-old wooden bridge in Waldport. The bridge has become the subject of controversy and its future is still undecided. The bridge on May Road was constructed in 1965; Lincoln County Public Works Director Roy Kinion explained that wooden bridges typically don’t last […]

Contract for Technical Services related to Non‐Radiological Post‐Closure Activities including demotion at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS)

The State of Vermont, Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), requests written proposals and qualifications from consultants to provide scientific, engineering, and other technical and financial services to support DEC’s oversight of non‐radiological post‐closure investigation, demolition, site restoration, and environmental monitoring at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS) in Vernon, Vermont. […]

UAB to demolish seven buildings on campus

Seven outdated buildings on UAB’s campus are slated for demolition over the next year. The sites will be cleared and plans for the land will be announced later as separate projects, Jim Bakken, UAB’s assistant vice president of public relations said. The demolitions received approval from the Birmingham Design Review Committee. They involve: The Worrell […]

Hazmat & Government News

U.S. Department of Labor Issues FINAL RULE For Crane Operators Certification Requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule today that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. The final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing compliance […]

EPA Enforcement Actions Help Protect Vulnerable Communities from Lead-Based Paint Health Hazards

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 141 federal enforcement actions completed over the last year to ensure that entities like renovation contractors, landlords, property managers, realtors and others comply with rules that protect the public from exposure to lead from lead-based paint. Exposure to lead dust, chips or debris from lead-based […]

As Libby Asbestos Cleanup Gets Done, the Dying Continues

LIBBY – The houses and yards and businesses are cleaned up. The so-called stigma of Superfund designation is fast fading. The Cabinet Mountains and the crystalline waters of the Kootenai River beckon visitors and even new residents. And if not for the slow-motion horror of the plague on this place, Libby, self-titled City of Eagles, […]

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and the Public to be Vigilant And Mindful of Hazards Following Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) urges response crews and residents in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael to be aware of hazards created by flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees, and storm debris. “Employers and employees must be aware and trained to deal with the […]

Should a bond be required before a building is demolished?

A bond requirement before a building is demolished? In Hastings, yes; in Grand Island, current system is fine To make sure demolition and moving projects get done correctly, some cities require contractors to post a bond beforehand.If the work doesn’t get done, the city uses that money to finish the job. That money can also […]