Man Accused of Burying Materials Containing Asbestos

Man Accused of Burying Materials Containing Asbestos

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A St. George man is indicted on charges he buried materials containing asbestos while overseeing a road project in 2001.

Alan Young is charged with two counts of aiding and abetting in violating the Clean Air Act and one count of committing a scheme to conceal.

Young worked as a supervisor for a company that built roads and oversaw the destruction of city-owned water pipes containing asbestos at the Black Ridge Road Project.

According to the indictment, Young lied to an investigator who interviewed him about the hazardous material being buried.

Asbestos is only to be disposed of under strict legal requirements, which the indictment alleges Young did not follow.

If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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