Company admits violating Clean Air Act

Katlyn Snow of Lancaster got a little help with her food.
Katlyn Snow of Lancaster got a little help with her food.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A demolition company now admits it violated the Clean Air Act when it tore down the former Dahlstrom industrial complex on Buffalo Street in Jamestown.

From January 2012 to November 2013, Lycoming Construction Services, LLC of Williamsport, Pa. worked to tear down a cluster of condemned buildings on either side of the Chadakoin River. Despite knowing a survey found buildings with asbestos inside, in February 2012, employees were sent in to remove the material without proper safety measures in violation of the Clean Air Act.

When sentenced in August, the company could be fined up to $500,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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