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Company: Watkins Street Project, LLC
Penalty: $58,000
Year: 2012
Date: October 1, 2012
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: The defendants were involved in salvage and demolition activities at the former Standard Coosa Thatcher plant. More specifically, the evidence proved that the defendants entered into a year-long scheme in which the plant was illegally demolished while still containing extensive amounts of asbestos. Additionally, the defendants hired day laborers and paid them low wages to improperly remove asbestos-containing materials without following federal regulations that were intended to keep the asbestos, a known carcinogen, from becoming airborne where it could be inhaled. Watkins Street was sentenced to 36 months probation and ordered to pay $30,000 in federal fines and $28,000 in restitution.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
Facility State: Tennessee
Facility City: Chattanooga
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