PM Update: Explanation of Carroll Gardens Asbestos Removal
Here is the email with the explanation from the MTA's Andrew Inglesby:
In regards to Councilmember de Blasio's inquiries about the asbestos removal work that occurred this past weekend (March 1) near the Carroll Street F G station, please be aware that this was a NYC Transit asbestos removal project in three manholes along the F line south of the Carroll Street Station to facilitate battery and control cable replacement. The contractor was removing cable insulation, duct sleeves, duct seals and debris. The work started at midnight on Friday night and was completed at 7:15 pm on Saturday evening. The air monitoring consultant for the abatement project was on site at all times, and NYC Transit had asbestos monitoring personnel on site during the project. The final air monitoring results were below the NY State acceptable clearance level of 0.01 fibers/cc.That's the "alleged open dumpster" in the photo. Mr. de Blasio added that "anytime that neighborhood residents might be exposed to a harmful substance like asbestos it is essential that the proper notification of the community take place." We'll have further comments from residents and any other statements in the morning.
The only asbestos-related complaint was an alleged open dumpster at street level. The dumpster was checked by the NYC Transit representative, the contractor and the consultant and it was found to be closed. The NYC Department of Environmental Protection visited the site at 4:00 PM on Saturday, inspected the dumpster and noted no problems.
This project was finished on Saturday, March 1 and we will not be returning to the area for any similar work in the foreseeable future.
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