(KMOV)-- The demolition of the former Chrysler plant in Fenton has been suspended indefinitely.
News 4 has exclusively learned the St. Louis County Health Department shut the project down because the company doing the demolition did not have the proper permits.
There could be asbestos in the buildings which requires a 10 day waiting period to receive permits. The company doing the demolition only applied for permits Tuesday.
News 4's Marc Cox is working on this story. KMOV.com will post new information as it becomes available.
The site has not be sold, yet. It could got for as much as 40 million. Rumors are circulating that it could be a shopping district or a light industrial complex. The best rumor is that it could be an ideal site for a new stadium for the Rams.
The place is huge and sits right along I-44 near the I-270 interchange so it seems ideal for many projects.
The old plants inside have been stripped bare so both plants are just shells and as sad as it seems to those worked there for many years, it seems seeing those buildings decay every year is not an option and moving forward with a new plan seems the best option.