Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Asbestos removal at Interests Section?

U.S. Interests Section in Havana
The U.S. government has spent millions of dollars upgrading and renovating the former American embassy 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

1 comment:

Willard Catalan said...

Surprisingly small business and even local governments are cutting corners when it comes to removing existing asbestos from structures. That leads to mesothelioma infections. I hope it will not happen to this clean up operation.

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