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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

Start of Cleanup Project at Former North Carolina Asbestos Mill On Track

Posted on February 14, 2017 by

Even though President Trump’s administration has placed a freeze on some of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s actions, including securing new contracts, EPA and town officials of Davidson, North Carolina report a cleanup project will proceed at an old asbestos… Keep Reading

Nestle Factory in Fulton Manage Asbestos During Demolition

Posted on February 7, 2017 by

In March 2016, demolition crews in Fulton, New York began tearing down the former Nestle factory that for nearly a century served up chocolates. The project has had to stop and start several times over the year after crews came… Keep Reading

EPA Makes Final Push for Libby Asbestos Cleanup

Posted on January 31, 2017 by

Libby, Montana is the site of the W.R. Grace vermiculite mine and mill that closed in 1990 and is the site of significant asbestos exposure. According to reports, nearly 3,000 residents and former miners have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related… Keep Reading

Could Semi-Autonomous Cars Boost Fatalities?

Posted on January 26, 2017 by

Autopilot car technology is in the testing stage, but it is advancing at high speed. The new auto-pilot systems are being touted as a potential solution to human error, which is said to be a factor in 94 percent of… Keep Reading