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South Carolina Town Faces Asbestos Cleanup After Construction Debris Found Buried on Property

Posted on October 18, 2016 by bulldozer

A South Carolina town is faced with an unexpected expense and potential health issues after asbestos-containing materials were found buried on the site of a former elementary school. Officials say construction debris was found buried behind the old Kellett Elementary… Keep Reading

New York VA Center Renovations Halted After Workers Were Exposed to Asbestos

Posted on October 11, 2016 by hr_arialcanandaigua

A Veteran’s Administration Crisis Line center in Canandaigua, NY was undergoing renovations earlier this year when the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) pulled the plug on the project after asbestos was discovered. According to an Oct. 3 report… Keep Reading

EPA Steps in to Stop the Spread of Asbestos at New York Site

Posted on October 4, 2016 by epa-logo

The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is, in part, to protect human health and the environment so that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work. To… Keep Reading

Massachusetts Landlord Faces Stiff Fines for Asbestos Violations During Renovations

Posted on September 27, 2016 by justice scales

Once again, a property owner who was trying to save money and cut corners during asbestos removal is in trouble with the law. A New Bedford, MA landlord hired a contractor to handle renovations of three properties in 2009. However,… Keep Reading

Kayaking to Call Attention To Mesothelioma

Posted on September 20, 2016 by kayak4meso2016

Brittany Russell, associate attorney at Belluck & Fox, LLP who focuses on asbestos disease related cases, joined over 220 kayakers on the Hudson River in the Kayaking 4 Meso event, held September 10 in Stillwater, NY. Kayakers paddled eight miles… Keep Reading

Mesothelioma Awareness Day Sheds Light on the Dangers of Asbestos

Posted on September 13, 2016 by knowledge-is-power

Poor decisions made by companies decades ago still haunt many of the former workers today. Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was used in car brakes and clutches, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, roof shingles and many other construction materials. Now,… Keep Reading

Senator Boxer Urges EPA to Include “All Forms of Asbestos” on TSCA List

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Asbestos word cloud

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California), one of the strongest advocates for keeping Americans safe from the hazards of asbestos, is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to quickly include all forms of asbestos in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)…. Keep Reading

Labor Day is a Day to Educate About the Dangers of Asbestos in the Workplace

Posted on September 5, 2016 by work-boots-889816_640

Finally, a day off and a long weekend to celebrate the end of summer on this Labor Day holiday. However, as Americans head to the beach to celebrate, it is important to remember the roots of this holiday: a day… Keep Reading

New Jersey School Forced to Remove Asbestos Found During A/C Upgrade

Posted on August 30, 2016 by asbestos sign

We have reported numerous times on asbestos discovery and removal in U.S. schools. Just a year ago, we reported about the concerns raised by U.S. Senators over the safety risk asbestos poses to children in the school system. Now, school… Keep Reading

Could Canadian Mesothelioma Screening Trial Improve Reporting Numbers?

Posted on August 23, 2016 by asbestos-39996_640

Last month, a professor at the University of Calgary questioned the validity of a report of the number of asbestos-related workplace deaths in Alberta, Canada. One reason the numbers are low, he claims, is that mesothelioma cases are under-reported. However,… Keep Reading