Cctv vision captures truck dumping asbestos in driveway
Randy Miller, executive director of the Colorado Department of Environmental Quality, said that when he heard about the truck dumping in September, he saw immediate problems.
«I came here to see what would happen,» Miller said. «I did an investigation and we got the facts. I told Mr. Brignoni what happened because he 바카라is a very, very close family me바카라mber of my mother.»
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Brignoni said he has no idea why a truck dumped asbestos in his driveway. He said no one at his company has ever brought any asbestos material to him in the past.
But his mother’s business has been growing for more than a decade, he said. In April 2013, the Denver-based company found that the material had been used in some of its roofing designs, including her home. So, Brignoni began testing their roof tiles, which he said were the same material from the home.
The tiles weren’t tested for asbestos, but investigators determined a «low amount» of asbestos was present in some of the material from the home,바카라 according to Miller.
Brignoni said he contacted the state’s environmental department because of the evidence, and then he and his employees called local asbestos officials.
Miller said the investigation into the truck dump showed that workers had applied the material to the roofing by hand, rather than blasting it with explosives.
«The way this stuff was packed into the trucks and dropped off, it was something that a human hand might have done,» Miller said. «I’m telling you: this guy didn’t waste any time in getting rid of it, and no one else has.»
That’s because Brignoni said some of the asbestos is already gone, and the state’s hazardous waste storage standards require a lot of protective equipment — that the companies involved should have had in place for years.
The inspectors also discovered that the workers used only five cement slabs each, which means the workers didn’t need to build the cement panels themselves. Instead, they used two cement panels placed in a cement block — a concrete mixing unit — at the location.
Brignoni said he is asking the companies involved to come forward and turn over their equipment.
«No matter what people say, we are going to hold them accountable,» he said. «We are going to find out if there was proper and thorough disposal in place.»
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