"In 1881, the Keasbey and Mattison Company, whose business included the manufacture of asbestos, moved to Ambler from Philadelphia. However, the Great Depression took its toll on the company, and it was sold to an English concern, Turner & Newhall, in 1934. Newhall operated the factory until it closed in 1962.
Declared a Superfund site and remediated by the United States EPA. The derelict factory and smokestack remain as a symbols of asbestos' legacy. One proposal, for a 17-story condominium tower, was withdrawn after community opposition to the project."
This is the story of C.B.A (Citizens for a Better Ambler)
Director: Dylan Ranson
Producer: Sam Friday
Scriptwriter: Carla Serrano
Script Editor: Colin Miller
Narration: Marisa Velázquez Rivas
Videography: Dylan Ranson, Carla Serrano
Editor: Dylan Ranson, Carla Serrano, Sam Friday
Sound: Dylan Ranson, Carla Serrano
Animation: Carla Serrano, Sam Friday
Archival Images Provided By
C.B.A (Citizens For A Better Ambler)
Archival photos provided courtesy of Asbestorama
Audio provided by
According To Plan: The Story of Modern Sidewalls For The Homes Of America
Asbestos Cement Products Association
Produced by Handy (Jam) Organization
"Ambiment" - Kevin MacLeod (Incomptech.com)
Special Thank You to All the Members of
"Citizens For A Better Ambler"
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