- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A man who hired crews to remove scrap metal from the former American Motors Corp. headquarters in Detroit has been sentenced to two years, three months in prison for violating the Clean Air Act.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said Monday that 49-year-old Terry Williams appeared Friday in federal court in Detroit. Williams earlier pleaded guilty in the case.

Authorities say workers disturbed materials containing asbestos in 2012 and released an ozone-depleting refrigerant while taking apart air conditioning units.

They say Williams also ordered crews to cut and remove asbestos insulated pipes without following federal regulations to prevent asbestos fibers from becoming airborne.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency special agent Randall Ashe says the actions put the public and Williams’ workers at risk.

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