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Physicians Warn About Demolition Dust

Physicians Warn About Demolition Dust



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A group of local physicians is warning about the dust being kicked up during the demolition of the two downtown malls.

State environmental officials say they've have complaints, but so far have found no air-quality violations.

But doctors who are part of the group Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment say state regulations are not sufficient to protect the public -- particularly from Saturday morning's planned implosion of the Key Bank tower on Main Street.

The Crossroads and ZCMI Center malls are being demolished to make way for the City Creek Center.

A City Creek Center spokeswoman says project officials have not received any complaints and safeguards are in place to protect the public when the large building is imploded.

However, officials with the project are warning the public not to come downtown early Saturday to watch the implosion, in part because of the dust that will be kicked up.

Eyewitness News will provide an eye in the sky with coverage and video of the Key Bank demolition. Watch it here on August 18, starting at 6:15 a.m.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News, KSL News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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