Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Iowa's Chamberlain Buildings are Coming Down

February 10, 2010- WATERLOO - The city expects to erase the last visible remnants of the Chamberlain Manufacturing Co. from the map this summer. But neighbors and environmental regulators will be dealing much longer with contaminants left underground at the defense contractor's sprawling former complex at East Fourth and Esther streets.

A public informational meeting organized Thursday by city planning staff, the Howard R. Green Co. and the EPA to discuss the demolition process drew only three residents. A similar meeting in November to discuss underground soil contamination, which was creating potential air quality issues in neighborhood basements, had drawn 70 residents.


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