Contaminated site demolition off to a careful start in Garfield

GARFIELD - The careful demolition of a hazardous building in Garfield is finally under way.

After years of concerns over health problems, crews are taking down a former electroplating factory piece by piece to avoid spreading contaminated dust into the air. Officials say cancer-causing chromium is buried underneath the site.

An Environmental Protection Agency official is on the site, as well as air quality monitors around the neighborhood. The borough administrator says the demolition will be shut down if those monitors record elevated levels of contamination.

Garfield plans safe demolition of contamination site

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