Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

Myrtle Beach condo tower renovation leads to criminal charges over asbestos pollution

By David Wren, thesunnews.com

Renovation of the oceanfront Regency Towers condominium building here has led to criminal charges against a Little River man accused of knowingly creating a health risk for workers and residents and letting friable asbestos blow onto the beach, the building’s landscaped areas and its parking lot, according to an indictment in federal court.

David Braswell and his company, Cool Cote LLC, face seven violations of the federal Clean Air Act related to work they did at Regency Towers in March 2009. Braswell also faces two felony charges of making false statements to federal agents investigating the matter. The charges carry a combined maximum of 45 years in prison. Read More