City says DENR has authority over asbestos issue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The City of Sioux Falls says the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has authority over an issue regarding a local construction company's removal of asbestos last year.

The DENR issued a notice of violation to Hultgren Construction after it failed to properly dispose of asbestos in the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill while working on the Copper Lounge.

The City said it has not issued any citations to Hultgren Construction company because the DENR has jurisdiction over the matter.

Landfill employees have identified the area where the asbestos was deposited.