Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the demolition of the old Salvation Army building, just south of Newport City Hall, was done properly and by the book when it comes to asbestos removal. And there was a sizeable amount of it removed prior to the building being knocked down.
DEQ says over 6,000 square feet of asbestos-laden floor tile was removed, along with nearly 500 linear feet of pipe insulation. DEQ said Pacific Environmental Group was hired to do the assessment and supervise the removal of the asbestos.
DEQ said the asbestos all ended up in the Coffin Butte Landfill north of Albany.
Meanwhile the debris piles are being scooped up and hauled away. Some materials are to be recycled.
Future plans for the site are widely rumored but nothing is officially confirmed.