The Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) referred the site to EPA following a fire that destroyed the former funeral home in November 2020. The building had been surveyed for asbestos in March 2019 and several sources of friable asbestos were identified, including ~11,000 square feet of textured ceiling surface covering.
Starting in April 2021, EPA will be conducting a time-critical removal action at the property to address asbestos containing materials and contaminated debris. EPA will have asbestos mitigation measures in place and will be conducting air sampling and monitoring to be protective of the community and on-site workers over the course of the clean-up. Additionally, EPA workers will follow a health and safety plan that includes COVID-19 protocols to ensure safe working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is anticipated to take approximately three months.