Those concerned about the dust that will be released by the upcoming implosion have good reason for concern.
According to studies, including Nuruddeen Usman’s ‘An Evaluation of Buildings Destruction Technique and Its Menace’, published in the EU, this method of demolition creates many serious health risks that can take years to show up. [PDF] It goes on to say that modern methods of demolition are based on a deconstruction approach that greatly reduces harm to the environment and the health of living beings.
It’s not wise to rely on EPA / DEP standards either, since both agencies are known for minimalist regulation that doesn’t even come close to living up to their names.
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