Zanelli Rd site to produce gravel.
‘‘They both allowed some concrete material on site that they didn’t have a permit for,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s an easy fix.’’
Global Contracting went into liquidation in 2014, but Nagambie Crushed Rock and Stone is an active company.
‘‘We are responsible for cleaning up the mess for Nagambie Crushed Rock,’’ Mr Trumbull said.
‘‘They were meant to crush the overburden material, and they never did, so we are left with their concrete material.’’
A spokesperson for Nagambie Crushed Rock and Stone refuted claims it was responsible for bringing asbestos onto the site.
‘‘Nagambie Crushed Rock and Stone are not under investigation by the EPA, ’’ the spokesperson said.
‘‘Amongst other things, we are suing Nagambie Resources for breach of contract in the County Court.’’
Mr Trumbull said his company had been served with a writ claiming it did not negotiate in good faith to extend the contract. A directions hearing will be on January 20.
‘‘We are moving to have it summarily dismissed,’’ Mr Trumbull said.
He expected to move forward with the EPA investigation and did not believe the company’s reputation or financial standing would be harmed.
But he said the company would never use a contractor again.
— Barclay White