The developer of a retail and residential project in Kansas City has had to pay four hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the state in a settlement over violation of Missouri asbestos laws according to a recent report. The settlement is said to have been recently agreed with the state.

Around one hundred thousand dollars of the settlement figure will go towards green initiatives. As part of the agreement the Citadel Plaza will have to use energy efficiency and adhere to national green standards. John Fougere, a spokesman for the Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, whose office put the settlement together, stated: “This project is going to have environmental benefits that go far beyond the asbestos problem.”

Earlier in the week the details of the agreement had not been made public, as officials had not yet signed the agreement. The developer of the project, CDC-KC, developed the £85 million project that was planned in the 1990s. However, the developer was accused of a number of asbestos violations.

Asbestos is a substance that is a known carcinogenic and can cause a range of health problems through exposure, including cancer, respiratory disease, and scarring of the lungs.

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