3 Arrested in Florida for Alleged Asbestos Dumping

September 15, 2008

Three men have been arrested for allegedly dumping asbestos tiles in the protected wetlands area known as Florida’s Green Swamp.

Forty-three loads of debris containing asbestos from a demolition site at Florida Southern College were allegedly dropped there from July 3 to July 23.

Investigators say the men were trying to avoid the $10,500 in fees it would have cost to properly dispose of the material. All three face civil and criminal penalties.

The materials have already been removed from the wetlands.

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