The New Castle Asbestos Site is located at 1112 South 25th Street, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana 47362. The Site was the location of several manufacturers of asbestos containing brake linings In November, 2006, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) was completed at the Site for Double Dabble Development LLC (DDD). According to the Phase I ESA, the 1949 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map depicted the Site as the location of the World Bestos Corporation, Division of Firestone Industrial Products, Division of Firestone Tire & Rubber Company (manufacturers of brake linings). The ESA also states that the Toxic Release Inventory System Database lists or identifies the Site as releasing asbestos.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, according to the Courier Times Newspaper, a large fire took place inside a vacant building on the property because of illegal scrapping. As a result of the fire, the building was demolished and demolition debris was left in piles on the property.
EPA documented the presence of ACM and RACM both non-friable and friable commingled with the demolition debris at the Site during the Site Assessment.