Hazardous Material Survey

The Osage Power Plant was constructed in 1919, and owned and operated by OG&E, until it was purchased by Osage Properties in 1986. They began abatement activities one year later, and several violations associated with asbestos and/or safety were served by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). According to ODOL, asbestos is still located in boilers and on beams located in the northwest corner of the structure. Additionally, the structural integrity of the plant and safety of contractors working in it is questionable.

Guernsey performed a preliminary site visit and observed significant damage to the plant caused by past demolition attempts; leading to the conclusion that the plant is unsafe.

Scope of project services include:
  • Initial review meeting
  • Documentation of preliminary observations
  • Review and collection of historical data/reports
  • Preparation of cost estimates for asbestos abatement
  • Preparation of draft and final project design