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Hazardous waste cleanup to begin at former school and daycare in Milwaukee

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Rachel Bassler ( )

For Immediate Release: No. 16-OPA057

CHICAGO (April 24, 2017) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin removing hazardous waste, abandoned chemicals, incinerator ash, and damaged asbestos from a former school and daycare facility previously owned by the VE Carter Child Development Corp. at 2001 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

A November 2013 fire caused extensive damage forcing the charter school and daycare to close. Since then, neglect and trespassing have created unsafe conditions in and around the building. The city of Milwaukee foreclosed on the property in July 2016. The city and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources asked EPA to help deal with the hazardous waste and environmental risks.

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