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U.S. EPA to Begin Asbestos Cleanup at the Crescent Forge and Shovel Site in Havana, Ill.

05/07/2019
Contact Information: 
Rachel Bassler (bassler.rachel@epa.gov)
312-886-7159

For Immediate Release: No. 19-OPA018

HAVANA (May 7, 2019) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin an asbestos cleanup at the Crescent Forge and Shovel site, a former steel tillage tool facility at 405 West Tinkham St., Havana, Ill. The facility operated from approximately 1902 until 2008. After the closing, the buildings on-site were improperly demolished, resulting in piles of asbestos-containing debris left at the property. 

In 2018, Illinois EPA referred the site to U.S. EPA. The federal agency will remove asbestos-containing material as well as hazardous waste-containing drums and containers at the site. U.S. EPA anticipates the cleanup to begin in early June and will take up to three months.

To learn more about this site, visit: http://response.epa.gov/CrescentForge.

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