A judge has ruled that a case regarding a Clean Air Act violation will not be dismissed.

Springfield, Massachusetts – A case against Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Superintendent Paul A. Morin for a reported violation of the Clean Air Act is set to proceed. As reported by The Republican, a motion by Morin to dismiss criminal charges against him pertaining to allegations of possible asbestos contamination from a renovation project has been denied by a judge.

As noted in the report, the Massachusetts Environmental Crimes Strike Force, comprised of officials from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies conducted an investigation into the incident, which occurred in 2007. Asbestos removal must be done by licensed contractors in accordance with Massachusetts regulations to ensure safety and proper disposal.

A trial for Morin is reportedly scheduled for October 5.

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