Demolition begins on former Anaconda Cable site in Hastings-on-Hudson

The long awaited demolition on the former Anaconda Cable site in Hastings-on-Hudson began Tuesday.

The 43-arce site, which used to manufacture cable, is being torn down to make way for a redevelopment of the waterfront area. Engineers took down building #15, the first of nine buildings to be demolished this summer. There was concern because of cancer-causing toxins that were discovered in the soil. However, the engineers say they will not be penetrating the soil during the demolition.

The Los Angeles-based Atlantic Ridgefield Company owns the property and is working with Hastings on the redevelopment process. Officials say it will take at least four years to complete the demolition.

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