Residents concerned over New Jersey hospital demolition

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ByJim Dolan via WABC logo
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Jim Dolan has more from Elizabeth.

ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- There is growing concern and anger over the demolition of the now abandoned and dilapidated hospital in New Jersey. The old Elizabeth General Hospital, which stretches over five acres and has been vacant for years, is finally coming down.

Elizabeth General Hospital has been abandoned for more than a decade, and it had deteriorated over the years to the point of being an eyesore. Neighbors were happy it was going, and then the work started.

"It's a lot of dust - it's white," says resident Anna Gonzales.

The dust creates a white smoke that drifts out into the neighborhood. Many think that the dust is affecting people's health - especially children.

Raquel White has tried to contact the City of Elizabeth but no one has gotten back to her. City Councilman Frank Mazza says the work is closely monitored.