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Three San Diego businesses fail to properly remove asbestos-laden materials

Three San Diego businesses fail to properly remove asbestos-laden materials
Posted at 2:33 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 17:35:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Three San Diego businesses have agreed to pay civil penalties for violating state hazardous waste laws by failing to properly remove asbestos-laden building materials.

According to City Attorney Mara Elliott, the businesses also put construction workers at the Felton Street property at risk, violating a California Labor Code.

“My office has no compassion for businesses that skirt environmental laws and endanger public safety to line their own pockets,” City Attorney Mara W. Elliott said. “Improper disposal of asbestos endangers workers and our neighborhoods. We aggressively enforce our hazardous waste laws to protect public health and our communities.”

Due to the violations, WSC Investment Partners LLC, SRM Investments LLC, and A-Cal Construction Service will pay restitution, costs and penalties of more than $31,000.