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I spent a good part of the day at our local mini-Pripiyat, North Ridge Estates, an upscale building site that had to be abandoned in 2001. It's eerie, and absurd that so much has gone to waste. About three families have stayed behind and, as far as anyone knows, they're thriving. However, cleanup is still in progress as money becomes available. A quote from a news article:

"The asbestos contamination resulted from demolition of buildings in the World War II-era marine barracks at the site. A 2001 anonymous tip about asbestos contamination at North Ridge led to state and federal surface cleanups and studies of the subdivision."

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Asbestos-will-force-families-from-homes-1172114.php#ixzz1vNSHiICz

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Comments (5)

chetross68 on May 22, 2012

Is it really that asbestosy, or is it government overreaction?

Diane - No Views on May 22, 2012

I did some research when I replied to a GE post. An independent study showed trace amounts in most of the soil - there are trace amounts in most soil that was built on when materials with asbestos were commonly used. I've been searching for the study and can't find it yet. I'll see if I can find the post, but don't even remember the title, something about superfund sites.

chetross68 on May 22, 2012

Be careful! Remember what happens to people that nose around stuff in those movies!;)

Diane - No Views on May 22, 2012

Yeah, when my nose was pressed against the windows I did wonder if a hideous freak might pop up in front of me. Just a fleeting thought...not a deterrent.

chetross68 on May 23, 2012

I think it was Asbestos that caused the "Night of the Living Dead"

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