EPA Fines 7 Tucson Charter School Operators $67, 240 for Asbestos Violations

(08/06/07) SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined seven Tucson charter school operators a combined total of $67,240 for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act violations.

In May 2006, EPA inspectors discovered the school operators all failed to conduct inspections to determine if asbestos-containing material was present in school buildings and failed to develop asbestos management plans.