“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency. They are accused of violating regulations regarding lead-based paint at 33 properties.
Under the terms of the settlement, their company Magnolia Homes, will take steps to ensure compliance with lead-based paint regulations in future renovation projects, address lead-based paint hazards at high-risk homes in Waco, Texas, and educate the public to lead-based paint hazards and appropriate renovation procedures.
Magnolia will pay a civil penalty of $40,000. They have also offered to spend $160,000 to abate lead-based paint hazards in homes and child-occupied facilities in Waco, Texas. As part of the of the settlement Chip will also create a video about the dangers of lead based paint.
The final episode of “Fixer Upper” ran in April.