CALIFORNIA UTILITY VIOLATED ASBESTOS REMOVAL STANDARDS
According to court documents, the company knew the piping at the former Encanto Gas Holder facility in Lemon Grove, Calif., was coated with asbestos, based on analytical testing.
Once the company decided to sell the property, they solicited bids for demolition and removal of the asbestos-coated piping.
Despite knowing that the piping coating contained asbestos, the company began removing the pipe wrap without treating it as regulated asbestos containing material.
Courtesy of The EPA