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Demolition of former meat packing plant set to begin

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The first phase of demolition is set to begin Monday at the former Sinclair meat packing plant.

It's expected to take six months.

FEMA is paying the nearly $8 million demolition bill.

But the plant's old smokestack is a point of debate.

Historians say they'll work to raise funds to reinforce and preserve the structure.

However, the city says the smokestack is leaning, and may pose a safety threat to demolition crews.

 

Online Producer-Chris Becker

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