Asbestos Assessment: Hurricane Katrina Demolition Guidance
EPA developed guidance for the demolition of structurally-unsound buildings damaged by Hurricane Katrina entitled, “Demolition Guidance for Structurally Unsound Buildings Damaged by Hurricane Katrina.” EPA, recognizing the difficult circumstances faced in demolishing structurally-unsound buildings, provided steps for anyone conducting demolition activities to follow to minimize their exposure to asbestos. This included information on:1.Identifying asbestos-containing materials;
2.Working with those trained in asbestos debris demolition;
3.Specific precautions to take to minimize exposure;
4.Methods for removing asbestos from a collapsed structure; and
5.Disposing of asbestos-containing debris materials.
The guidance was also helpful in advising the officials dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Rita.
Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency