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Con Edison Update on Midtown Steam Response: Company to Wash Buildings and Streets

Con Edison is coordinating crews to wash debris from the streets and building facades in the area of this morning’s steam leak at East 52nd Street and 2nd avenue in Manhattan.

The company is working with New York City Emergency Management and other agencies. Con Edison crews will remain at the site around the clock.

The initial results of air monitoring tests in the area were negative for asbestos. The crews will wash the buildings and streets out of an abundance of caution and to protect the public.

Con Edison crews early today shut down a portion of a steam main in response to the leak. The incident resulted in the interruption of service to eight steam customers.