As the news of the New York City asbestos inspector continues to astonish and outrage most of us, the implications and the outstanding questions regarding such conduct, continue to puzzle investigators and citizens alike. Saverio Todaro admitted to have not actually performed tests to backup the hundreds of reports that he has filed, in which he claimed no asbestos or led were present. For over ten years, hundreds of construction sites and buildings were given a clean bill of health, when in reality, that may not have been the case.
Todaro’s guilty plea is not the end of the story, however. Investigators are now looking to find if report falsification is a common practice among inspectors in New York City, and they are investigating the regulatory systems which weren’t able to catch this dangerous practice.
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