Health Questions Raised Ahead Of Plant Demolition

BALTIMORE (AP) — Residents who live near a Baltimore paint plant say the city hasn’t officially warned them how to protect themselves from any potentially dangerous dust that could be released as part of the building’s demolition next year.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the city is scheduled to demolish the Ainsworth Paint and Chemical Co. plant early next year. The plant at the corner of Edison Highway and East Biddle Street has been empty for more than 20 years.

Some residents over the weekend met with two people from Johns Hopkins who focus on the health effects of urban construction and industry.

Last month, the city hired contractor Potts & Callahan Inc. to demolish the factory.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Steve Wilson

    We’ve heard this story before. Businesses pollute, citizens suffer, the city pays to clean up, citizens suffer AND pay.

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