You are here

Ithaca Voice

Old Library demolition to start Monday, despite continued asbestos concerns

Mayor to leverage tax abatement to get further asbestos investigation at Old Library

Hundreds sign letter opposing demolition of Old Library without asbestos removal first

ITHACA, N.Y. — More than 200 people have signed on to a letter requesting that Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and the City of Ithaca take emergency action to make sure asbestos is removed from the Old Library building before it is demolished.

Toxic lead levels found at Ithaca Falls again after millions spent on cleanup

ITHACA, N.Y. — At the base of the gorge walls at Ithaca Falls, which were mostly clear of debris after the site was cleaned in 2015, are several feet of dirt, leaves, rocks, and brass butt ends of shotgun shells. All of it this debris, which spills onto the nearby trail leading to the city's namesake waterfall, is contaminated with toxic levels of lead again — an issue that has been plaguing the city for years.


Subscribe to RSS - Ithaca Voice