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Mitchell fire site demolition gets the go-ahead

By johnboy - 19 March 2012 3

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WorkSafe ACT are advising that they’ve approved the demolition of the building in Mitchell which so spectacularly caught fire back in September last year.

The Energy Services Invironmental (ESI) Pty Ltd premises at Dacre Street Mitchell will undergo a planned demolition, six months after an uncontrolled chemical fire consumed the building on 16 September 2011. The fire left the building severely damaged and the site has been cordoned off for investigation and safety reasons since that date.

“The remains of the building pose structural and safety issues and the partial closure of Dacre Street has been an inconvenience in the area, so the demolition of the building will eventually alleviate these issues,” Mr McCabe said.

“There is likely to be some noise associated with the demolition as machinery operates to dismantle walls and structures and then during the site clearance and clean up.

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Mitchell fire site demolition gets the go-ahead
SnapperJack 4:04 pm 19 Mar 12

GardeningGirl said :

It would be interesting to get some answers, like are they planning to rebuild and where is the material being processed now?

I’m pretty sure that if they do rebuild it will be kept very much a secret. “Commercial In Confidence”. After all, how many of us knew that this building even existed before the fire?

GardeningGirl 3:18 pm 19 Mar 12

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mitchell-chemical-runoff-concerns-20120309-1uq74.html

It would be good to not have worries about any more rain.

sepi said :

A previous newspaper article made it sound like this business is still operating (or existing, waiting to start again.) How can we find out if this is true. Surely after the fire fiasco they should be shut down forever.

It would be interesting to get some answers, like are they planning to rebuild and where is the material being processed now?

sepi 1:24 pm 19 Mar 12

A previous newspaper article made it sound like this business is still operating (or existing, waiting to start again.) How can we find out if this is true. Surely after the fire fiasco they should be shut down forever.

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