Contractor pleads guilty to mishandling asbestos in Alexandria affordable housing – The Washington Post

Five years after residents in Alexandria’s largest affordable-housing complex were exposed to asbestos during renovations, the contractor hired to deal with the problem has pleaded guilty to violating the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Paul Potter, 76, acknowledged in Alexandria federal court that when performing asbestos removal at Old Town’s two Hunting Point towers in 2014 he did not hire accredited workers or have a trained supervisor on site.

Defense attorney Cary Greenberg said Potter believed he cou

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