Ashok Badhwar, the owner of Glo Wrecking, has pleaded guilty to violating the federal Clean Air Act during the demolition of a 100-year-old old school building.
According to court documents, Glo Wrecking failed to follow necessary safety guidelines while demolishing the McMillian School building and disposing of asbestos-containing debris, putting the nearby residents at risk.
Badhwar said he didn’t purposefully disturbed asbestos, a known cancer-causing substance. He said his workers made a mistake.
“Anyway, being the company owner, I am taking the responsibility,” Badhwar said.
Badhwar will be sentenced on May 3.