DEQ issues grants for asbestos cleanup in Oklahoma buildings - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

DEQ issues grants for asbestos cleanup in Oklahoma buildings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is providing grants to three rural communities to clean up asbestos in historic buildings.

The Hotel Franklin in Mangum, the Old Pawnee Municipal Hospital in Pawnee and the Oaks Rehabilitation Facility in McAlester were selected as recipients of this year's grant money.

The Greer County Economic Development Authority will remove asbestos from the Hotel Franklin, which was built in 1929. Plans call for renovation of the hotel for use as senior housing and apartments.

The city of Pawnee will remove asbestos from the former Pawnee Municipal Hospital. The city plans to make the property available for low-income housing.

Ki Bois Community Action Foundation, Inc. will use the grant money to remove asbestos from The Oaks Rehabilitation Facility. The building was originally St. Mary's Hospital.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

    Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

    Monday, December 18 2017 5:10 AM EST2017-12-18 10:10:02 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 5:30 AM EST2017-12-18 10:30:57 GMT

    The Republican president will detail his plans Monday, which could sharply alter the United States' relationships with the rest of the world.

    The Republican president will detail his plans Monday, which could sharply alter the United States' relationships with the rest of the world.

  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:19 AM EST2017-12-17 08:19:20 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 5:21 AM EST2017-12-18 10:21:36 GMT

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

  • Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller

    Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:09 PM EST2017-12-17 17:09:51 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 5:11 AM EST2017-12-18 10:11:57 GMT

    President Trump is poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory with the likely passage of tax legislation this week.

    President Trump is poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory with the likely passage of tax legislation this week.

Powered by Frankly