EPA sues company over asbestos clean-up at former DuPont site
The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a suit against Lovett Contracting, Inc. for what the EPA says was Lovett’s improper cleanup at a former DuPont plant in Gibbstown, N.J.
Lovett was hired in early 2007 to demolish and clean up asbestos tainted materials, as the Gloucester County Times reports, and is now accused of violating the Clean Air Act and National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants.
The EPA wants a $32,000 per day, per violation fine, plus court costs. The DuPont site was used to produce gunpowder.
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