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Cedar Rapids air quality remains safe during demolition

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Demolition of houses which sustained extensive structural damaged during this past summer's flood began Monday in the City of Cedar Rapids.

Air quality during demolition will be monitored by Family Environmental Compliance Services. The company, which was hired by the city, will also conduct daily tests for asbestos during demolition.

Family Environmental Compliance Services will take air quality tests from three locations on the downwind side of the demolition site of the day. The samples are analyzed and results are produced the day following demolition.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a .01 fibers per cubic centimeter, which is about the size of a sugar cube, clearance level for safe breathing conditions. So far, these tests have remained at a safe level below the set standard.

These test results areposted on www.corridorrecovery.org and will soon be posted on www.linncounty.org.

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