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Dispute over FEMA demolition project

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LOUISA COUNTY (KWWL) -- A trade union representing equipment operators at construction sites is raising questions about the safety of a FEMA demolition project in Louisa County.

The 780 thousand dollar project will demolish 57 structures damaged by last summer's flood.

The Louisa County board of supervisors hired a non-union firm from Walford to handle the demolition.

Representatives from the international union of operating engineers says the firm, D.W. Zinser, is improperly handling debris that could contain asbestos.

However, a Zinser representative denies the allegations and says the debris is being disposed of according to state and federal regulations.

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