Historic S. Ind. building to be demolished

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 11:51 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A building in a southern Indiana city's historic district is set for demolition because of concerns that it's tainted with chemicals used in the dry-cleaning process.
 
Jeffersonville's Historic Commission recently approved the demolition of the property. The board's approval was required because the building sits in the Ohio River city's downtown historic district. The News and Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/13MQ5he ) that the building was built in 1927 and is a former dry cleaner's.
 
Jeffersonville Corporation Attorney Les Merkley says state environmental regulators have found issues with the property. He says the building's grounds may be contaminated from the use of dry cleaning chemicals.
 
Merkley says once the site is leveled it will also need to be decontaminated. He says that cleanup will be done by the property owners.

 

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