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Rensselaer site’s asbestos work probed

By Kenneth Crowe,

A federal grand jury in Syracuse is investigating asbestos projects tied to the Hilton Center, an industrial park that was raided Wednesday by state and federal environmental agencies.

The grand jury is looking into at least five years of “asbestos related projects,” according to a May 23 federal subpoena obtained by the Times Union.

The subpoena seeks “any and all documents pertaining to any renovation, demolition or any other project, to include asbestos related projects, filed” by Arthur Hilton, Hilton Management LLC or PRO Manufacturing Co.

The documents requested in the subpoena from the city’s code enforcement office and building department include environmental and asbestos surveys as well as financial records. The subpoena also seeks any project files, notices of violations, permits, notes and communications. Read More