CR Co. Sued by State; Accused of Asbestos-Related Shortcomings

The state of Iowa has sued a Cedar Rapids company for asbestos removal violations during renovations of Cedar Rapids Washington High School.

The renovations took place in 2014 and 2015.

The lawsuit accuses Abatement Specialties of failing to thoroughly inspect for and remove the asbestos before the renovation, along with other allegations.

The company could face a civil penalty of up to $10,000 a day for each violation.