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Volunteers collected many pounds of asbestos-containing concrete chunks, said Ed Foster, chairman of a local political action committee that submitted pieces for testing. He said the samples were randomly chosen from Veterans Memorial Park and the east and west sides of South Collier Boulevard.

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Volunteers collected many pounds of asbestos-containing concrete chunks, said Ed Foster, chairman of a local political action committee that submitted pieces for testing. He said the samples were randomly chosen from Veterans Memorial Park and the east and west sides of South Collier Boulevard.

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  • Volunteers collected many pounds of asbestos-containing concrete chunks, said Ed Foster, chairman of a local political action committee that submitted pieces for testing. He said the samples were randomly chosen from Veterans Memorial Park and the east and west sides of South Collier Boulevard.
  • The city contracted Cross Construction Services to remove 4 to 6 inches of topsoil from Site C at Veterans Memorial Park. The job should take about five days, Public Works Director Rony Joel said March 27.
  • A worker with environmental cleanup company Cross Construction Services sprays down a pile of contaminated soil and mulch to keep asbestos from becoming airborne Wednesday afternoon at a site that will become the new Veterans Community Park on Marco Island. The soil and mulch are being hauled away after being sprayed down. Asbestos concrete pipes that were put onto the mulch to keep it from flying around in Hurricane Wilma were broken by the storm, and the city hired CCS to clean up the site.
  • The city of Marco Island will begin removing the pile of asbestos from the Veterans Community Park site on Sept. 4.
  • A volunteer from Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Solutions holds a piece of concrete asbestos pipe found near the Veterans Community Park site.
  • Workers from ACT Inc., an asbestos removal company, make their way through the grass in a vacant lot Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Elckam Circle and Joy Circle on Marco Island as they clean up the insulation material. The recent find has prompted a criminal investigation into suspected dumping of asbestos in the area.
  • Workers hired by American Management Resource Corporation, the environmental consultant contracted by the city, collect pieces of asbestos on Site C of the Veteran's Community Park property Thursday.
  • Two burrowing owls are nesting on Site C of the Veterans Community Park property at Elkcam Circle and Park Avenue. More pieces of asbestos concrete pipe were found at the site last week.

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