Rochester’s $65 million Midtown Rising asbestos abatement underway

Upstate New York $65 million asbestos removal and renovation at Midtown Rising Project in Rochester underway.

New York asbestos abatement project alert-Midtown Plaza in Rochester undergoes massive asbestos materials demolition and removal project to make way for PAETEC

Rochester, NY–Asbestos abatement of the existing buildings at the Midtown Rising Project site in Rochester is a major part of the demolition and renovation of the current structures. Cambria, the asbestos contractor, continues the enormous work of identifying, containing, and removing asbestos fibers from 1.4 million sq. ft. of retail-commercial space. Cambria was hired to deal with the evaluation, demolition, and removal of some 15,000 tons of asbestos materials present in the current structures at the Midtown Plaza Redevelopement site in upstate New York. The project is part of ongoing redevelopment to make way for PAETEC, a telecommunications company.

The Rochester, New York asbestos abatement project is expected to take at least 12 months to complete. The Governor of New York pledged to provide up to $65 million for asbestos removal and demolition. A 2006 extensive study into the cost of removing tiles, insulation, flooring, drywall, and other asbestos containing building materials was estimated at a minimum of $40 million. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have strict rules and regulations regarding the handling and removal of asbestos-containing materials and friable asbestos.

The certified asbestos abatement technician with Cambria will oversee demolition and construction workers using some of the following various techniques while containing and removing the toxic materials:

-Wet removal
-Negative air pressure
-Decontamination units
-Sealing off floors and walkways
-Air quality monitoring

Because no amount of asbestos exposure to humans is safe, once the asbestos materials have been removed and contained it will be transported to certified landfills for proper disposal. Asbestos is a known human carcinogen. Primary and secondary exposure to asbestos containing materials can cause chronic illnesses like asbestosis and fatal cancers like mesothelioma. Mesothelioma cancer attacks the lining of the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Currently doctors and surgeons have no known cure for mesothelioma cancer and are only able to treat the symptoms.

Mesothelioma and asbestos lawyer education by legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan.

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