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Two companies in Oregon fined for improperly containing asbestos

A December 17 report of portlandtribune.com stated that two companies in Oregon were ordered to pay a combined fine of more than $20,000 for improperly handling asbestos in a home project.

Reports said the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) ordered VIP Construction to pay fine of $11,200 for the improper disposal of asbestos fibers extracted from a house on 3431 S.E. Rex Street. DEQ stated that VIP possibly exposed people living in the area by improperly disposing of the material containing asbestos fibers. The company hired VIP, Classic Image Homes was also ordered to pay $9,529 for hiring the unlicensed company.

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