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Oregon asbestos-removal firm fined for violations

By Associated Press
Published: September 22, 2017, 3:42pm

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon environmental regulators say they’ve fined a Salem asbestos removal company for numerous violations of regulations.

The Statesman Journal reported Thursday that Abate Right Inc. was fined $2,380.

Regulators say the company failed to submit notification and fees to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality within three days of starting work, as required, on three separate asbestos removal projects.

The company is also accused of failing to provide accurate information about the amount of asbestos to be removed on three more projects and of failing to submit final air clearance reports on four other projects.

Department of Environmental Quality spokeswoman Katherine Benenati says the company had a chance to appeal the fine, but chose not to do so.

Company officials did not respond to requests for comment.