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A Slippery, Asbestos Slope

Ski park developer must clean up asbestos.

The EPA is requiring an Idaho ski and snowboard park owner to clean up debris contaminated with asbestos after the company improperly demolished buildings on its property.

Gateway Parks LLC in January 2014 purchased property next to its existing park near Eagle, Idaho, to expand operations.

The company in May 2014 had an asbestos inspection completed on eight buildings on the new site in preparation of demolition of said buildings. Asbestos was found and the consultant submitted a bid for abatement, which Gateway Parks rejected.

Gateway Parks instead in mid-2014 demolished some of the buildings without safely removing the asbestos or notifying the EPA.

After receiving a public complaint in December 2014, the EPA investigated the site and issued a Compliant Order.

Gateway Parks is required to control dust from the site within 60 days and to inform the EPA when the its efforts are complete.

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