Friday, October 18, 2013

Violating procedures governing air pollutants and endangerment by releasing air pollutants.

Oct 18, 2013
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- An Anderson man has been charged with illegally removing asbestos from an old textile mill.
The Anderson Independent-Mail reported ( ) a federal grand jury has charged 37-year-old Scott William Farmer.
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Farmer could face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for knowingly violating procedures governing air pollutants and endangerment by releasing air pollutants.
In addition to the nine federal charges, Farmer also faces three state charges. The state charges carry a maximum penalty of 17 years in prison.
The federal indictment accuses Farmer of failing to conduct an asbestos inspection or to notify state officials before he and his employees started removing steel beams and other metals from the mill last October.
It was unclear if Farmer has an attorney.
Source---Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail,

Webmaster....Let's apply the same logic and punishment to all those who burn wood, and which then creates deadly woodsmoke air pollutants (PM.2.5) and endangerment to all!!!!  The local officials, state officials, and federal officials need to get their act together and prohibit all wood burning, and severely punish those who violate this law...just as in the case in the above article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent comments by the Webmaster!

For those who live with such environmental terrorists and have suffered through years of absolute hell from breathing the deadly, unbearable emissions from woodsmoke pollution, the vast majority, if not all, would be in total agreement with the Webmaster’s comments!!!!!!

Daily doses of lethal chemicals being pumped into the bodies of unwilling and innocent neighbors go beyond the act of a terrorist! Since these acts of delivering deadly, toxic, cancer causing chemicals are

Known by our leaders and by those in our urban municipalities that could end it, perhaps not only should the Woodsmoke terrorists be locked away and punished but so should many of the leaders that allow this terror and destruction of our health and the air we breathe be treated in the same manner!!!!

Leaders and municipalities that continue to allow this absolute terror of Woodsmoke Pollution to continue, must be held responsible and accountable for the gross negligence that is occurring in communities everywhere. Denial, apathy and neglect are no longer excuses that are acceptable to anyone when communities everywhere appear to be tackling other issues of great concern and yet refuse to make woodsmoke pollution their number one priority on their agenda.

There is nothing left to debate, discuss or deny. Woodsmoke Pollution Kills! End it now!