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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

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