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Asbestos Cleanup After Fire Raises Concern Of Teachers’ Union As School Remains Open

Posted on January 17, 2017 by asbestossign-39996_640

Schools across the country continue to battle with asbestos projects. In the past few months we have reported on asbestos concerns at schools in New Jersey, Kansas and New York. Now, a school in Lawrence, Massachusetts is faced with asbestos… Keep Reading

Washington Attorney General Charges Contractor With Asbestos Violations

Posted on January 10, 2017 by landfill-of-staten-island

We have reported time again about contractors who try to skirt asbestos laws, but eventually get caught by authorities. In October, we reported about a Washington company that issued asbestos certifications to unqualified workers leading to fines and possible parole… Keep Reading

Kansas Students Have Extended Winter Break After Asbestos Falls From School Ceiling

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Elementary school

Some elementary school students in Kansas started their winter break early when asbestos started falling from the ceiling. Students at the Yates Center Elementary and Middle School were evacuated from the school on Dec. 19 and they won’t be returning… Keep Reading

Massachusetts Construction Workers Fear Mesothelioma Amid Rise In Renovation Projects of Old Buildings

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Asbestos word cloud

Asbestos is no longer used in construction materials, however, it was used throughout all types of buildings built prior to the mid-1980s. Asbestos can be found in roofing materials, floor tiles, caulk, joint compound, ceiling tiles, insulation and in many… Keep Reading

California Supreme Court Rules Employers Have a Duty to Protect Families From Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure

Posted on December 13, 2016 by justice-and-scale

Spouses and children have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, when a family member brings fibers home in their hair, clothing and shoes. Family members can unwittingly be exposed to asbestos by… Keep Reading

EPA Names Asbestos Among First Chemicals to Undergo Risk Evaluation

Posted on December 6, 2016 by epa-logo

In September, we reported that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to include all forms of asbestos in the first set of 10 chemicals to be reviewed under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the… Keep Reading

Denver Apartment Owner Charged with Asbestos Crimes

Posted on November 29, 2016 by asbestos tape

In March 2014, we reported of asbestos contamination in the Overlook at Mile High Apartments in Denver. Now, two years later, the company that owns the Overlook apartments, along with an executive of the company, have been charged with allegedly… Keep Reading

Connecticut Highway Project Delayed After Asbestos Discovery

Posted on November 22, 2016 by roadwork

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has placed a halt on an I-95 construction project near Stratford after asbestos was found in the soil. Preliminary design work for the reconstruction of Exit 33 on I-95 in Stratford had just begun… Keep Reading

Historic Block of Buildings in NYC Scheduled for Asbestos Abatement and Demolition After Missing Out on Preservation by Landmark Preservation Commission

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Danger Asbestos Hazard

After an appeal from State Sen. Brad Hoylman and New York citizens to New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) and the mayor to preserve a row of historic buildings in East Village was lost, a NY contractor is poised… Keep Reading

Asbestos-Related Health Issues A Concern From Hurricane Matthew Damage

Posted on November 1, 2016 by fallen-229864_640

Residents of North Carolina and Virginia are just beginning their cleanup efforts after Hurricane Matthew brought high winds, heavy rain and storm surges to the east coast states in October. Flooding and structural damage to houses and businesses have left… Keep Reading