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Northeast Minneapolis Tremolite Asbestos Site

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  • Minneapolis, MN (Hennepin County)
  • Alias(es): Western Mineral Products Indoor Air Assessment
Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Cheryl Allen (allen.cheryl@epa.gov)
312-353-6196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36196

Community Involvement Coordinator
Don de Blasio (deblasio.don@epa.gov)
312-886-4360 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64360

On-Scene Coordinator
Anita Boseman (boseman.anita@epa.gov)
312-886-6941 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66941

Repositories

(where to view written records)

Minneapolis Public Library Northeast
2200 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Background

Having cleaned up asbestos from the yards at more than 260 northeast Minneapolis homes, EPA Region 5 now wants to find out if air inside of these homes contains asbestos fibers from the former Western Mineral Products plant, also known as the Grace plant. Many Logan Park-area residents referred to this as Libby asbestos. EPA expects to test the air inside of 30-50 of these homes that had an outdoor asbestos cleanup. This assessment will begin on September 24, 2008, and will take about two weeks to complete. The tests will show if asbestos fibers are present, and if they are from the WMP plant, which operated at 1720 Madison St. N.E. from the late 1930s until the late 1980s.

Public Meeting

EPA will host a public meeting on the indoor asbestos sampling assessment.

6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Logan Recreation Center Gym
690 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN

If you need special accommodations to attend this meeting, contact Don de Blasio

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