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City of Tulsa, DEQ partner to clean asbestos in the Abundant Life Building

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 14:35:28-04

TULSA — The City of Tulsa and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are partnering up to clean asbestos in the Abundant Life Building.

The Abundant Life Building, also known as the Diamond Building, is located in Tulsa at 1720 South Boulder Avenue.

In 1957, the Abundant Life Building was built as an international headquarters of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, Inc.

The building has remained vacant since the early 1980s.

Asbestos was used throughout the building, remediation is estimated to cost over $2 million. The City of Tulsa and DEQ are each providing $1 million loans for the cleanup from their Brownfields Revolving Loan Funds. The DEQ's and City of Tulsa's Brownfield Programs are funded through EPA grants. The programs resolve environmental problems to allow buildings to be reused again.

Official said the work is expected to begin in 2020.

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