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Former Peters Dry Cleaning building collapses

by TSchmitt
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 09:31 am

Just a month after a Lockport business owner moved his store, the former site of Peters Dry Cleaning collapsed on Thursday ... The building at 316 Willow Street was empty, but the entire west side of that structure came tumbling down at about 2 p.m. yesterday ... Fire crews on the scene say it appears the damage was done by a rotting roof ... That property has been under the watchful eye of the D-E-C of late as it's a prime candidate to become a Superfund site ... Although the most recent management didn't use dangerous chemicals, some carcinogens have been found in the soil dating back to the 1930s ... Crews are taking the building down immediately, according to sources ...

 

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