Landlord will pay $10,000 over claims of improper lead-paint removal

04/10/2012 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

An apartment building owner in Rockland, Maine, will pay $10,000 over claims of improper removal of lead paint, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The man originally faced a $150,000 fine. The EPA said untrained workers used power equipment to remove lead paint from the building, and the lead dust may have affected residents and caused ground contamination.

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