EPA Contractor Agrees to Pay Settlement for Omaha Job
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A
company the Environmental Protection Agency hired to remove lead paint
from homes in Omaha has agreed to pay $65,450 for failing to take proper
The EPA says Prudent Technologies of Kansas City,
Mo., violated several rules for dealing with lead paint at two
properties in Omaha.
For instance, the agency says Prudent failed
to cover the ground with plastic sheeting and post signs warning about
lead paint around the job site.
Most of eastern Omaha has been
considered a superfund site by the EPA because of the extent of lead
contamination, which can endanger children's health, causing decreased
intelligence, slow growth and behavior problems.