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Man sentenced for reselling materials from Virginia Tech

ROANOKE, Va. -- A Virginia man has been sentenced for improperly disposing asbestos-containing window frames during a 2007 building-renovation job at Virginia Tech.

Edward Durst of Chesterfield County was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke to six months of home confinement.

The Roanoke Times reports that he pleaded guilty in April to improper disposal of regulated, asbestos-containing materials in violation of the Clean Air Act.

The former Waco Inc. employee was supervising a team working on renovations of Cowgill Hall.

According to court papers, Durst directed workers to resell the tainted window frames instead of disposing them at an approved facility in Peterstown, W.Va., in Monroe County.

Prosecutors say Durst had other metal related to the Virginia Tech project shipped off the job site for recycling, generating payments of about $17,500.

 

 


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