The Environmental Protection Agency has recently fined a developer after he hired an unlicensed contractor to demolish a building on a sawmill property. The unlicensed contractor allegedly spent eight months tearing, chipping, and crushing asbestos-containing materials.
The improper demolition released asbestos particles into the air near a residential neighborhood, prompting the EPA to deem the area a Superfund site. The government agency spent nearly $1.6 million cleaning up the asbestos.
The developer entered a plea deal and was ordered to pay restitution for the cleanup. He was also placed on probation for three years and must complete 300 hours of community service as a part of his sentence.
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