JAMESTOWN – The construction company that was responsible for the demolition of the former Dahlstrom’s building on Buffalo St. will pay a fine of $100,000 after being found guilty of contaminating the Chadakoin River with asbestos.
That’s according to a report from the Jamestown Post-Journal, which says Lycoming Construction Services, LLC. was given the sentence on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. The company will also be put on probation for two years. The owner of the company, 66 year old Leo Williams, was also sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $25,000 for violating the Clean Water Act.
According to the report, the Williamsport, PA-based company violated the state’s Clean Air Act when it ignored a survey identifying asbestos and continued with the demolition of Dahlstrom building from January 2012 to November 2013.
Water contaminated with dust and debris from the demolition was allowed to flow offsite directly into the Chadakoin River.