Abandoned house at asbestos site

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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 (4)

RNLatvian on June 2, 2012

Increadible this situation. Like!

Diane MP on June 2, 2012

Yes, ridiculous! Thanks for the visit, RN.

Carlos Sieiro del Ni… on September 20, 2013

Hello Diane. I find very interesting yours photos of abandoned sites. In this shot the information you have included explains why this beautiful house is abandoned. L3. Best wishes, Carlos.

Diane MP on September 22, 2013

Yes, it is a very strange place to walk around. Thank you for your visit and L, Carlos!

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  • Uploaded on May 20, 2012
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    by Diane MP
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2012/05/18 09:59:10
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    • F/Stop: f/8.000
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