Oregon State recently ordered four companies to pay a total of $36,800 in connection to asbestos law violations that occurred during an apartment renovation, the Statesman Journal reported on June 12.
Reports said the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality imposed fines on the apartment owner, apartment manager, and two other firms. The apartment owner and its manager were reportedly fined for not enlisting an asbestos inspector prior to renovating an apartment with water damage last December. The firm commissioned to do the repair was fined after it recklessly disposed of debris that tested positive for asbestos. Another firm hired to clean up the asbestos, Pacific Environmental, was fined for failing to use a negative pressure system during work and for not providing an on-site survey report.
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