Developers Face Hearing For Massive Asbestos Removal

NEW AT 5:30, IT IS THE LARGEST ASBUST S REMOVAL CASE IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY. AT THE OLD WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH PROPERTY WERE CALLED BEFORE THE OFFICE. THEY WERE ACCUSED OF ILL LEGALLY REMOVING ASBESTOS FROM THE FACILITY. Reporter: THE ATTORNEY HAD NO KAEMENT. INSIDE THE CLOSED HEARING, HIS CLIEPT FACES 1.4 MILLION IN FINES. THEY REMOVED TONS OF ASBESTOS FROM THE OLD WESTINGHOUSE FACILITY. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE AS BIG OF IMPACT AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE SOMETHING LIKE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. WE WERE FIRST TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS. A MAN AND HIS SON STAND ACCUSED OF HAVING THE ASBESTOS HAULED AWAY BY UNSUSPECTING WORKERS WITHOUT ANY CALL OF PROET CALL. NO SUITS OR BREATHING MASKS FOR THE WORKERS. THERE IS AN EMPLOYEE NAMED RAMEN SEEMA WHO WAS TOLD TO REMOVE THE TILE. HE IS ACCUSED OF HEADING A COMPANY THAT ILLEGALLY REMOVED THE ASBESTOS. BUT HE SAYS THE COMPANY WAS FORMED WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE AND HE WAS PUT AS THE HEAD SO WE WOULD TAKE THE FALL. IT IS A DRAWN OUT PROCESS AFTER TODAY'S HEARING, BOTH SIDES WILL SUBMIT BRIEFS AND A RULING WILL BE WEEKS AWAY.

THEN, IT WILL BE DETERMINED.

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