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10/07/2014 09:54 am ET

Construction Crew Hit With $67K In Fines After Lying About Asbestos, Says City

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FORT WADSWORTH — The city has issued more than $67,000 in violations to builders working on the demolition of the historic Mount Manresa who said there was no asbestos in the building — despite city inspectors later finding the potentially deadly material.

The developer, contractor and asbestos investigator responsible for tearing down the former Jesuit retreat house were issued notices of violations by the city's Department of Environmental Protection after they filed paperwork saying there were no traces of the material in their application for demolition permits, a DEP spokesman said.

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