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Tennessee School Fined for Asbestos Violations

Posted on September 19, 2017 by

A Tennessee girl’s prep school faces fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over asbestos violations. The Chattanooga school, for girls in grades 6-12, was fined nearly $5,000 after an inspection found asbestos on the property. According to a… Keep Reading

Construction Team Manages Asbestos While Keeping Renovation Project On Schedule

Posted on September 12, 2017 by

We have reported many times about renovation projects that have been derailed when unanticipated asbestos is discovered. When handled properly, however, projects can be kept on track while also keeping workers and the public safe from potential health hazards. Officials… Keep Reading

What You Need to Know About Sept. 11 and Asbestos Exposure

Posted on September 11, 2017 by

On Sept. 11, 2001, our country was forever changed. When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, more than 2,500 innocent people died. Children lost parents. Families lost sons and daughters. As a country, we mourned these great… Keep Reading

Oregon University Fined for Asbestos Violations

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

The Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ), tasked with overseeing asbestos management in the state, has charged the Oregon Health & Science University, along with a contractor it hired, for asbestos violations during renovation work conducted in 2016. According to… Keep Reading

Vermont Town Wants To Move 30 Million Tons of Asbestos to New Hampshire In Cleanup Effort

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

In 1993 the Eden-Lowell asbestos mine in northern Vermont, once one of the largest producers of white asbestos in the world, closed down. The operation left behind a scarred landscape and nearly 30 million tons of asbestos waste. Now, the… Keep Reading

Delay In Asbestos Decontamination of Firefighting Gear Used In Hawaii Blaze Raises Concern

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Last week we reported on the effort of NY lawmakers to create a national firefighter registry to track the cancer dangers firefighters face on a daily basis. Now, a firefighter union in Hawaii is concerned that firefighters who fought a… Keep Reading

NY Congressman Pushes for Firefighter Registry to Track Cancer Rates, Dangers from Asbestos and Other Toxins

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs. Each day they face extreme heat, flames, dangers from collapsing buildings and undue physical and emotional stress. Unfortunately, they also face danger from exposure to invisible threats, such as carbon monoxide gas… Keep Reading

Libby, Montana Gets Additional EPA Funds for Asbestos Cleanup 

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

In an ongoing effort to clean up the remaining properties identified within the Libby Superfund site, home of the former W.R. Grace vermiculite mine that was found to have an asbestos deposit in the mine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… Keep Reading

St. Louis Neighborhood Residents Call On EPA Over Asbestos Concerns From Fire in Abandoned Building

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

After a July 12 fire destroyed the Clemens House, an historic abandoned building in the Carr Square neighborhood in St. Louis, residents concerned about debris in their backyards reached out to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and city officials over… Keep Reading

Asbestos Found in National Chain’s Makeup Targeted to Young Girls

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

In 2015, we reported about the disturbing discovery that some crayons in the United States contained asbestos. Several of the companies with the offending products voluntarily recalled and worked to eliminate the toxin from their products. Now, an investigative reporter… Keep Reading

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