Sioux City Building Owner faces Asbestos Case

By Associated Press

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The owner of the former YMCA building in Sioux City has been indicted, accused of several asbestos removal violations.

The Sioux City Journal says Larry Wolf is charged with nine counts of work practice standards violations and one count each of failing to notify state and federal agencies of his intent to do renovation work and making false statements to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Wolf told the newspaper on Tuesday that he didn’t renovate the building but declined to comment further.

The indictment says Wolf had insulation containing asbestos removed from pipes inside the building and didn’t follow proper removal and disposal procedures. A court document says Wolf denied removing any asbestos and told investigators he removed only metal pipes that had no insulation attached.

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