NJ Company Indicted for Illegal Asbestos Dumping in NY

A New Jersey construction company is in hot water for illegally dumping nearly 60 million pounds of debris that contained asbestos products in New York wetlands during the summer of 2006.

Tinton Falls, NJ-based Mazza & Sons, a construction company, was named in an indictment along with two others last week that charged them with illegally dumping the dangerous products. From June – October 2006 the company allegedly dumped asbestos contaminated materials in wetlands on a farm owned by Cross Nicastro -who was also named in the indictment.

Neither the company nor Nicastro bothered to clear any of the dumping with the Department of Environmental Conservation as they are required to do, prompting the lawsuit.

“As the indictment sets forth, there was no permit. In fact, they created a fraudulent permit and tried to make it seem like the DEC had authorized this as a disposal site when they had done no such thing. We allege in the indictment that it was a completely false and fraudulent permit,” Assistant US Attorney Craig Benedict told a local news network.

The wetlands used for the illegal dumping has since been covered and been scheduled for a cleanup.
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