The Upton Avenue Asbestos Site contains the ruins of an abandoned industrial property located at 900 & 914 Upton Avenue, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. According to the City of Toledo Division of Environmental Services (TDOES) Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) , the site was initially developed and occupied in 1936 by the Champion Sparkplug Company and later by the Federal-Mogul Corporation and contained multiple industrial manufacturing buildings. Manufacturing operations took place at the site through the early 1990s. Buildings at the site were razed in the early 1990s, and 2000s. Between 2012 and 2014, the remaining buildings were illegally demolished by the former property owner, to salvage scrap metal. Numerous debris piles of concrete, bricks, drywall, cinderblocks, floor and ceiling tiles, asphalt built-up roofing, trash, and other building materials currently remain at the site from the razing of several buildings. All the debris piles are outside, exposed to the elements and uncontained. The collective footprint of the debris piles covers approximately five acres.
On March 27, 2017, TDOES referred the Site to U.S. EPA to conduct a removal assessment and abate environmental and human health threats resulting from releases into the environment of abandoned hazardous substances on the property