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Hartford School Officials Close School During Unexpected Asbestos Abatement Project

Posted on April 25, 2017 by

Nearly once a month we report on concerns of asbestos in public schools across the U.S.  In January, a Massachusetts school was faced with asbestos abatement issues after a fire. Now, a school in Connecticut had to close its doors… Keep Reading

Third Man Pleads Guilty to Cleveland Asbestos Violations

Posted on April 18, 2017 by

In a case dating back to 2012, a third man has pleaded guilty to demolishing a Cleveland building before removing asbestos. The man has been charged with violating the Clean Air Act by failing to remove asbestos prior to demolition… Keep Reading

Kingston Officials Mull Bids for Firehouse Asbestos Abatement Project, Use Coin Toss to Select Contract

Posted on April 11, 2017 by

Kingston, NY officials want to move forward with upgrading the city’s historic firehouse, but first, the asbestos in the basement must be removed. Now, officials are reviewing bids and they are hoping to keep the final costs as close to… Keep Reading

Mesothelioma Treatment Centers Top the “Best Hospitals” Rankings

Posted on April 5, 2017 by

US News & World Report has released its “Best Hospitals” rankings in the United States.  And once again, several hospitals known for offering specialty cancer care for mesothelioma patients have topped the list. To rank the best cancer hospitals, US… Keep Reading

Conflicting Asbestos Reports Put NC Demolition Project on Hold

Posted on March 28, 2017 by

In February we reported on an asbestos cleanup project underway at an old asbestos mill in Davidson, North Carolina. Now, another small town in North Carolina is faced with an asbestos cleanup project from an abandoned hotel. According to a… Keep Reading

Asbestos Abatement Big Inconvenience to New York Couple

Posted on March 21, 2017 by

Anytime renovation work is done in an older building, one built prior to the 1980s, there is a high probability that managing the removal of asbestos will be part of that project. When the specific city, state and federal guidelines… Keep Reading

Deaths From Malignant Mesothelioma on the Rise

Posted on March 14, 2017 by

Mesothelioma, an incurable, aggressive cancer of the lining of the lungs and abdomen associated with asbestos exposure, continues to perplex researchers and physicians. Although the disease primarily affects men over the age of 65, the federal government reports that the… Keep Reading

WV School Administrators Address Asbestos Removal Involved in Bleacher Upgrade Project

Posted on March 7, 2017 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has specific guidelines and regulations in place to help avert any potential asbestos hazards and to protect children, teachers and the public when on school property. Administrators of the Wayne County Board of Education are… Keep Reading

Georgia Workers and Public Face Asbestos Dangers Due to Limited Construction Regulation

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that an estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Those in the construction industry face the heaviest exposure risks, particularly during the removal… Keep Reading

California Students Exposed to Asbestos Over a Decade Ago File Lawsuit

Posted on February 21, 2017 by

In March 2014, two men in Merced County, California, who knowingly exposed close to 70 student workers to asbestos, were jailed for their crimes. The men received prison time in a blatant case of placing innocent lives in harm’s way… Keep Reading