Two Illinois businessmen were arrested and indicted for illegally dumping toxic asbestos materials in an open field in Hopkins Park, Illinois. The men are charged with illegally disposing of 127 bags of the extremely hazardous material that was removed from buildings that were being renovated. The real estate developer is facing charges of hiring a company that was not trained in the proper removal or disposal of asbestos. The company failed to notify the Environmental Protection Agency about the asbestos removal, did not adequately warn residents of the hazardous waste removal, and failed to dispose of the material in a properly designated area.
Exposure to asbestos can have devastating effects on your life, health, and well-being. If you have developed mesothelioma or other health problems as a result of being exposed to asbestos, contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955 to discuss your legal options.