A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment on fraud charges related to improper asbestos disposal.

Mesothelioma Cancer News (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – Two companies have been indicted on charges of fraud in connection to improper disposal of asbestos during the demolition of a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the indictment also includes three owners and supervisors of the demolition and salvage companies accused of conspiring to defraud the government and violate the Clean Air Act.

As noted by the AP, the charges stem from the demolition of the Standard Coosa Thatcher plant, which was reportedly done illegally due to the companies not removing the asbestos contained on the property beforehand. The owners and supervisors have also been accused of falsifying information provided to federal officials.

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