Powell Street Station modernization continues until September 2012


Powell Street Station modernization continues until September 2012

BART has started asbestos removal work within the Powell Street BART Station.

BART is removing existing fireproofing material that was applied to the steel beams installed when the station was built nearly 40 years ago. The common fireproofing material from that time contains traces of asbestos. BART is taking great care as we remove these materials. Be assured this work is in no way hazardous to our customers, employees or to the contractor doing the work. All of this work is contained and closely monitored for the safety of all who work in, or are passing thorough, the area
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The plastic sheeting secured with blue tape has been put in place as a protective enclosure, isolating the work from the public. The entire enclosure is under negative pressure from a HEPA filter. In the event of a puncture to the plastic sheeting or loose blue tape, the negative pressure inside the enclosure will pull outside air in, maintaining containment until the opening can be repaired.

The station air is monitored 24 hours a day by an independent firm to verify compliance with all applicable codes. The firm doing the work is licensed and certified to do hazardous material abatement. The work is expected to last until September of 2012.

If you have questions about this project, you may contact John Gee: jgee@bart.gov or 510-287-4928.

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