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April 22, 2014

State won't use inmates for asbestos cleanup work

  • The state also paid a fine of more than $70,000 to settle an investigation into cleanup practices at the Corrections Center for Women in Purdy.
  • OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington state has ended a more than two-decade-old program that used prisoners to remove asbestos-containing material, a newspaper reported Monday.

    The state also paid a fine of more than $70,000 to settle a state investigation into cleanup practices last June at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy, a project that the Department of Labor and Industries says exposed inmate workers to asbestos, The News Tribune of Tacoma reported (http://bit.ly/1r9hIO3 ).


     
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