Freedom Industries To Begin Tear-Down

After running into asbestos problems, Freedom Industries plans to start dismantling its tanks Monday. The company has delayed the teardown multiple times. Freedom stalled its start last weekend because of asbestos issues in tank gaskets and elsewhere. Freedom is under state orders to demolish its Charleston site, where a leaky tank contaminated the water source downstream. A spokesperson said the site should be cleared out in three or four weeks, but the company is proceeding slowly and carefully. Freedom then must remediate the chemical damage done to the site.