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Man sentenced for reselling materials from Va Tech

Friday - 9/27/2013, 4:10pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- 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 (http://bit.ly/19MgkpS ) 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 resell the tainted window frames instead of disposing them at an approved facility in Peterstown, W.Va.

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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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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