FALLS CITY -- A Nebraska company has been fined $25,000 for illegally disposing of asbestos in an effort to save money.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg said Monday that Vision 20-20 Inc. had pleaded guilty to an offense involving the illegal abatement and disposal of asbestos.
Investigators said Vision 20-20 hired an asbestos removal firm in October 2010 to work on a building the company planned to demolish for a new motel. The firm was paid $24,000 for services to the roof, but additional work remained on floor tiles and flooring underneath the tiles.
When the firm returned several months later, the building had been demolished.
State officials determined Vision 20-20 illegally removed the asbestos and demolished the building in order to save $14,000.