Officials Warn Residents Near Steam Pipe Explosion to Keep Windows Closed
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – City Health officials are cautioning people who live or work near 11th Street and Convention Center Plaza to keep their windows closed and say off balconies.
The warning comes after tests near where a 20-inch steam pipe broke Thursday morning turned up small amounts of ground level asbestos. According to the St. Louis County Health Department air quality tests have come back clean.
The pipes are operated and maintained by Trigen. A licensed industrial hygienist team has been conducting standard air quality tests along with surface swab tests as a precautionary measure since 8:45 a.m. Thursday.
Licensed professional will continue to test and throughly clean, remove and dispose of any hazardous materials in area of Lucas Avenue between 11th and Tucker.
Captain Sutter with the St. Louis Fire Department said 11th Street between Convention Plaza and Lucas Avenue will be closed for at least two weeks so repairs can be performed.
Residents in the effected area can call Trigen at (314)486-6617 for more information.