|U.S. Interests Section in Havana|
Workers have installed new security systems and hurricane-resistent windows. It looks like they may have also removed cancer-causing asbestos from the building.
On July 14, 2011, the State Department hired Diversified Environmental Inc. in Washington, D.C., for an asbestos abatement project in Havana. The contract doesn't name the Interests Section, but it would certainly be a prime candidate for this sort of a clean up operation.
The contract was worth $80,268 (see spending record).
The State Department also hired Global Consulting Inc. in Washington, D.C., for an asbestos inspection and re-certification.
That company touts itself as:
a rapidly growing woman-owned, 8(a) firm that specializes in remediation, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, and construction.The contract amount: $18,999 (see spending record).
Sept. 4, 2010: Inspector General investigated costly delays at U.S. Interests Section in Havana