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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

Denver Apartment Owner Charged with Asbestos Crimes

Posted on November 29, 2016 by

In March 2014, we reported of asbestos contamination in the Overlook at Mile High Apartments in Denver. Now, two years later, the company that owns the Overlook apartments, along with an executive of the company, have been charged with allegedly… Keep Reading

Connecticut Highway Project Delayed After Asbestos Discovery

Posted on November 22, 2016 by

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has placed a halt on an I-95 construction project near Stratford after asbestos was found in the soil. Preliminary design work for the reconstruction of Exit 33 on I-95 in Stratford had just begun… Keep Reading

Historic Block of Buildings in NYC Scheduled for Asbestos Abatement and Demolition After Missing Out on Preservation by Landmark Preservation Commission

Posted on November 15, 2016 by

After an appeal from State Sen. Brad Hoylman and New York citizens to New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) and the mayor to preserve a row of historic buildings in East Village was lost, a NY contractor is poised… Keep Reading

Asbestos-Related Health Issues A Concern From Hurricane Matthew Damage

Posted on November 1, 2016 by

Residents of North Carolina and Virginia are just beginning their cleanup efforts after Hurricane Matthew brought high winds, heavy rain and storm surges to the east coast states in October. Flooding and structural damage to houses and businesses have left… Keep Reading

Washington Company Falsely Certifies Asbestos Abatement Firms

Posted on October 25, 2016 by

Asbestos cleanup projects require workers who are certified to handle and dispose of the toxic mineral. The companies with employees who are properly trained help protect the health and safety of not only the workers, but also the general public…. Keep Reading

SC Town Faces Asbestos Cleanup After Construction

Posted on October 18, 2016 by

A South Carolina town is faced with an unexpected expense and potential health issues after asbestos-containing materials were found buried on the site of a former elementary school. Officials say construction debris was found buried behind the old Kellett Elementary… Keep Reading

New York VA Center Renovations Halted After Asbestos Exposure

Posted on October 11, 2016 by

A Veteran’s Administration Crisis Line center in Canandaigua, NY was undergoing renovations earlier this year when the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) pulled the plug on the project after asbestos was discovered. According to an Oct. 3 report… Keep Reading

EPA Steps in to Stop the Spread of Asbestos at New York Site

Posted on October 4, 2016 by

The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is, in part, to protect human health and the environment so that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work. To… Keep Reading

Massachusetts Landlord Faces Stiff Fines for Asbestos Violations

Posted on September 27, 2016 by justice scales

Once again, a property owner who was trying to save money and cut corners during asbestos removal is in trouble with the law. A New Bedford, MA landlord hired a contractor to handle renovations of three properties in 2009. However,… Keep Reading