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Conviction stands without proof that the perpetrator knew about regulated material.

Can one mishandle asbestos and, merely by playing stupid, avoid criminal liability? Given that not all forms of asbestos are regulated under the federal Clean Air Act, must the government prove a defendant knew that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules specifically cover the material he dealt with?

Michael Pinski, a real estate developer, bought a building. Before the purchase, he ordered an asbestos survey, which showed the structure contained 2,200 linear ft. of asbe

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