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In 2018, EPA conducted a removal assessment on some partially collapsed burned and/or abandoned buildings and debris piles in the City. Three of the four buildings were residential houses and the fourth was a two story former commercial business. All four were abandoned by the owners and condemned by the City. Certified asbestos consultants were contracted by either the City or a property owner to determine if asbestos was present in the remains of the building materials. Sampling and laboratory analysis showed that friable asbestos was present in the remains of the buildings and debris piles.