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Asbestos Removal Underway At BART Station

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Asbestos Warning Sign

Riders on San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) public transportation were asked to avoid construction zones in the Powell Street Station last week during an asbestos removal project. Officials reported that in order to update some lighting fixtures they… Keep Reading

Indiana County To Close Government Center For Months To Remove Asbestos

Posted on October 10, 2017 by

Officials in Madison County, Indiana, have been forced to close their government operations and temporarily move to another complex after asbestos was discovered during an HVAC replacement project. The county commissioner reports that the $2 million project will take nearly… Keep Reading

Libby, Montana Advisory Team Established to Prevent Future Asbestos Exposure

Posted on October 3, 2017 by

Over the years, we have kept our readers updated about the clean-up and healthcare efforts in one of the worst cases of asbestos exposure in the U.S. – Libby, Montana. In August, we reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… Keep Reading

Massachusetts Neighborhood Nervous Over Asbestos Dust From “Rogue” Demolition Project

Posted on September 25, 2017 by

Residents of one Wilmington, Massachusetts neighborhood are expressing shock and concern after they claim a contractor went “rogue” and failed to follow proper asbestos removal protocol during a house demolition. The contractor is now being investigated for asbestos violations. According… Keep Reading

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

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