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Peru approves contract to have old electric building cleaned up and torn down

Posted by wlpo on January 26, 2011

The days are number for the old electric building on Water Street in Peru.  Contracts have been signed allowing the asbestos-filled building be conveyed to a contractor from Ohio.

A-Unified will salvage items of value, remove the asbestos and demolition it.  The city will have the option of buying back the property for $100.  The city council approved the agreement Wednesday night.

The building is easily over 100 years old and is on a flood plane.  It houses a steam turbine that was installed 50 years ago.

The contractor had someone taking a look at the asbestos Tuesday.

Alderman Dave Potthoff sees the removal of the building as an opportunity to renew efforts to redevelop Water Street.

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