The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that three individuals who owned and operated a Tennessee salvage and demolition company pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act. The government charged the three with improperly removing asbestos from components at the former Liberty Fibers plant and with leaving some asbestos in place during demolition. Each defendant faces up to five years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $250,000 or two times their gain, or the victims’ actual loss when the defendants are sentenced in August. See DOJ News Release, April 18, 2013.