Feds indict two companies for illegal asbestos removal
before the demolition of a Tennessee industrial plant
A federal grand jury in Tennessee charges two demolition companies with
failing to comply with asbestos removal laws before a building
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Sept. 2, 2009 - A federal grand jury in Chattanooga, Tenn. last week indicted
two demolition and salvage companies along with three of their owners and
supervisors on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to violate
the Clean Air Act, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Tennessee asbestos removal
The indictment describes a yearlong scheme in which the Standard Coosa
Thatcher plant in Chattanooga was illegally demolished despite containing large
amounts of asbestos that should have been
The indictment also alleges that the owners and supervisors falsified
documents and lied to federal authorities.
Asbestos is known to cause mesothelioma,
lung cancer and asbestosis. Every year in the United States some
3,000 individuals die of mesothelioma, the deadliest form of asbestos-related
cancer. Mesothelioma patients usually die within one year of a diagnosis.
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