Archives for: Asbestos

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

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

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

EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for Illinois Pillsbury Mill

Posted on January 24, 2017 by

Residents in Springfield, Ill. will have an opportunity to attend a briefing on the asbestos cleanup that will be conducted at the former Pillsbury Mill site in the city. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a public informational meeting to… Keep Reading