Kalamazoo Woman Sentenced to Probation for Asbestos Pollution
A Kalamazoo woman will spend three years on probation for her part in the largest asbestos release in the history of Michigan.
LuAnne LaBrie had pled guilty in February to not notifying authorities that there would be asbestos stripping at the former Consumers Energy site in Comstock Township. Prosecutors say that LuAnne, along with co-defendants Cory Hammond and Robert White, failed to remove the asbestos properly to cut corners and cut costs as they salvaged metal from the former power plant.
Her sentencing was Tuesday, her co-defendants were sentenced to the same three-years probation on October 6th.
In addition to probation, the trio has been ordered to pay $700,000 in restitution for violating the EPA’s Clean Air Act.