A federal judge fined a Castleton company $10,000 after false information was provided about asbestos in a demolition project on Troy’s King Street. Over the summer M. Cristo admitted to accessory after the fact to a false statement under the Clean Air Act, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued the fine this week. On Aug. 5, 2013, the contractor razed the 410 King St. buildings that contained material with asbestos. The next day an employee prepared a federally required Notification of Demolition and Renovation Form, checking a box stating that asbestos was not present. The employee also claimed that another section of the form was “not applicable” when asked specific questions about the types and locations of asbestos material in the buildings. Knowing that form was false, M. Cristo filed the document with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional office, violating federal law, authorities said. “Asbestos exposure can cause cancer, lung disease, and other serious respiratory ailments,” said Tyler Amon, an EPA special agent-in-charge in a statement. “M. Cristo, Inc. ignored federal law on asbestos removal by failing to hire certified asbestos abatement professionals, and then falsely asserted to EPA that no asbestos existed at the property. M. Cristo, Inc. incorrectly claimed that emergency demolitions provided an exemption from federal asbestos removal law. “EPA will not allow businesses to circumvent environmental standards and put the public’s health at risk just to make a profit,” Amon said.