Local residents in Wilmington, Massachusetts are concerned and angry that a home with asbestos siding was demolished, sending toxic dust all around neighboring homes. The contractor who received the demolition permit from the town "went rogue" and illegally moved forward with demolition plans before an asbestos professional could do a proper inspection. Local residents immediately contacted the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, who was able to stop the demolition that same day.
Every day, structures across America are torn down to make room for new and improved buildings. Schools, shopping malls, and business parks are receiving much-needed upgrades, but some are running into unexpected problems, like asbestos.
Before an auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska can be demolished, tons of asbestos must be removed from the structure. The Civic Auditorium, among others in the country, was constructed with asbestos-containing products and materials, including the boilers, pipes, and scaffolding.