Safe Demolition Eugene is a public-interest group whose goal is to ensure that building demolition projects follow well-established protocols to protect people who live, work or visit near demolition projects.
The immediate priority is to get Capstone Collegiate Communities, LLC to not demolish the old PeaceHealth Clinic between Willamette and Olive Streets until they require their contractor, John Hyland Construction Co., to follow demolition practices that will protect the senior and disabled residents of Olive Plaza from the potential serious health risks from airborne asbestos, lead and other toxic dust.
Our mission is to protect the health, safety and livability of people who live, work or visit in proximity to building demolition projects.
Our primary focus is on preventing airborne toxic and non-toxic dust created by demolition from leaving the demolition site.
Typical demolition practices can generate dust with asbestos, lead and other toxic materials.
"Demolition needs to be conducted in a manner that minimizes lead exposure for residents, workers, and the environment so that the process of redevelopment does not exacerbate existing risks of lead poisoning." Johns Hopkins University research report
Turn speakers up and click the picture to "breathe."
Watch this typical demolition of an old building -- probably filled with lead paint. See how much dust flies away on the wind. (Be sure to watch the whole video because it gets very dramatic around minute 18:00 of the recording.)
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Site last updated: October 2, 2012