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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

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

Asbestos Cleanup After Fire Raises Concern Of Teachers’ Union As School Remains Open

Posted on January 17, 2017 by

Schools across the country continue to battle with asbestos projects. In the past few months we have reported on asbestos concerns at schools in New Jersey, Kansas and New York. Now, a school in Lawrence, Massachusetts is faced with asbestos… Keep Reading

Washington Attorney General Charges Contractor With Asbestos Violations

Posted on January 10, 2017 by

We have reported time again about contractors who try to skirt asbestos laws, but eventually get caught by authorities. In October, we reported about a Washington company that issued asbestos certifications to unqualified workers leading to fines and possible parole… Keep Reading

Kansas Students Have Extended Winter Break After Asbestos Falls From School Ceiling

Posted on January 3, 2017 by

Some elementary school students in Kansas started their winter break early when asbestos started falling from the ceiling. Students at the Yates Center Elementary and Middle School were evacuated from the school on Dec. 19 and they won’t be returning… Keep Reading

Massachusetts Construction Workers Fear Mesothelioma Amid Rise In Renovation Projects of Old Buildings

Posted on December 27, 2016 by

Asbestos is no longer used in construction materials, however, it was used throughout all types of buildings built prior to the mid-1980s. Asbestos can be found in roofing materials, floor tiles, caulk, joint compound, ceiling tiles, insulation and in many… Keep Reading

California Supreme Court Rules Employers Have a Duty to Protect Families From Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure

Posted on December 13, 2016 by

Spouses and children have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, when a family member brings fibers home in their hair, clothing and shoes. Family members can unwittingly be exposed to asbestos by… Keep Reading

EPA Names Asbestos Among First Chemicals to Undergo Risk Evaluation

Posted on December 6, 2016 by

In September, we reported that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to include all forms of asbestos in the first set of 10 chemicals to be reviewed under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the… Keep Reading