Neighbors seek more progress in the demolishment of an apartment complex destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (New Orleans, La.)– Plans to demolish an apartment complex in Louisiana have been halted due to the suspected presence of asbestos. As reported by WWLTV News, neighbors living in the community have been disappointed by the delay by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), who stated necessary asbestos inspection paperwork could not be produced by the demolition crew onsite.
Contractors involved in the project are reportedly attempting to get clearance to proceed from the DEQ. Corlissa Dobson, who lives in the area is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “It’s a health hazard, fire hazard, it’s just hazardous to our life. We’re ready for it to go. It has to go.” Fellow neighbor Dwayne Thompson is also quoted as remarking, “If they don’t get it together, I plan on moving strictly out of New Orleans. It’s just simple. I can’t raise my kids around that.”
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