EPA Completes Western Minerals Industrial Site Cleanup

Date: November 22, 2001

Source: News Room

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed its cleanup of outdoor surface asbestos contamination at the former Western Minerals Products industrial site in northeast Minneapolis. The project began in mid-September at the site, which consists of two parcels of land: one owned by Madison Complex Inc., and the other by Electramatic Inc. The site was contaminated by waste materials from insulation manufacturing left by the Western Minerals Products Co., which operated at the site from the late 1930s to the late 1980s. The $750,000 industrial site cleanup included excavation of about 6,000 cubic yards of asbestos-contaminated soil, which was sent to a landfill in Elk River, Minn.

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