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NEW YORK (November 27, 2023) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has started to demolish the former Crawford Furniture manufacturing facility at the Allen Street Development site in Jamestown, New York. The manufacturing facility was destroyed by a fire in November 2022. EPA will demolish what remains of the structures and remove asbestos-containing debris from the site.
“For over a year, the EPA has been working closely with the City of Jamestown to address the serious environmental and public health risks at 1061 Allen Street,” said Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia. “EPA will continue to take action to safely demolish and remove the asbestos-laden debris that remains on the site. Once the site is cleaned up and safe, EPA will support efforts by Jamestown to redevelop the site for the benefit of the community.”
“The old Crawford Furniture Factory was once a beating heart for Jamestown’s economy, but for too long, this crumbling building sat as an eyesore, and as last year’s fire showed, its continued presence would only put our public health and environment at risk. That is why I personally came to Jamestown to push the EPA to demolish this dangerous site, and why I am proud to announce that cleanup begins today for Jamestown” said Senator Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader of the United