LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio EPA has determined that a property owner was burning material containing asbestos in Lisbon in late March, according to a spokesperson.
Ohio EPA Spokeswoman Lindey Amer said that on March 24, some material was burning on the property of Bill Catlett along State Route 45. The EPA arrived and took seven samples of the material, finding that six of them came back positive for asbestos, a group of minerals that can cause serious health problems.
Amer said that the EPA instructed Catlett to contain the material and remove it. The EPA went back to check on April 1 that Catlett had contained the material, and he had. Amer also said that the EPA will be following up to make sure Catlett removes the material.
The EPA cited Catlett with a violation of open burning laws.