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Thursday, June 10, 2010

EPA Asbestos Settlement Agreement

This is the settlement agreement between the City of Marco Island, Quality Enterprises and the United States Environmental Protection Agency in regards to the violation of the Clean Air Act due to the asbestos contamination.

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3 Comments:

  • I just love it! Quality Enterprises and the City get to "certify" themselves simply by stating that they were not bad boys (cf Paragraph 17). The EPA then agrees to affirm that they were not bad boys because they said they weren't and fines Quality 87 grand just for laughs.

    Although neither the City nor Quality admit to any violations - the normal boilerplate BS - if anyone had bothered to check Bill Utsler's deposition (taken in relationship to the C.A.R.E.S., Inc. Clean Air suit brought in Federal Court that started the whole investigation) they will find that Mr. Utsler (QE's foreman on the scene) swore under oath that QE did not have anyone on site who was certified to handle asbestos. That is one of the charges so QE had already admitted guilt in 2006 when the depositions were taken and arguably should have been fined $37,500 a day from then until now.

    Note that the EPA reserves the right to bring new charges if new evidence arises. Maybe someone will finally read those depositions!

    Ed Foster
    Former Marco Resident &
    Former Chairman, C.A.R.E.S., Inc.

    By Anonymous Ed Foster, at Friday, June 11, 2010 9:36:00 AM  

  • unfortunately you are correct. this is the better-than-nothing resolution which pushes into oblivion the inhumane character immoral acts of ALL the councilors during that time. they knew, you, i, butch, roger and others (not publicly) alerted the council but yet they refused to act as anyone with an ounce of moral fiber would have. this is the sewage (pun intended) nature of the popoff disciullo trotter tucker minozzi and yes even kiester. let time and their maker deal with them justly.

    for the island, no one cares, and this agreement is merely the epitaph on the marker to where morality in america is buried.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, June 11, 2010 10:37:00 AM  

  • Lets look at what this little episode cost the taxpayers. Clean up costs the city paid to AMRC ($83,634), Lewis Longman & Walker, (over $200,000), plus who knows what else we paid for. We probably paid three times more than Quality did in fines for causing this mess.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, June 11, 2010 3:56:00 PM  

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