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Asbestos Awareness Week Aims to Educate About Asbestos Diseases

Posted on September 9, 2017 by Asbestos Warning Sign

The U.S. Senate has once again passed a resolution designating the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” The resolution is intended to raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure…. Keep Reading

NY Company Moves Forward With Renovations After Asbestos Charges

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Dover Greens, formerly known as Olivet Management, has settled with the U.S. Department of Labor over serious charges and penalties and is ready to restart work. The company was renovating buildings at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Dover, New… Keep Reading

IL School Districts Must Manage Asbestos Along With Renovations

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

East Aurora School District 131 and West Aurora School District 129 are about to undergo extensive renovations. But before that can happen, school officials must deal with asbestos, lead and other toxic materials, according to a  March 20 article in… Keep Reading

Razed Indiana Plant Leaves Asbestos In Its Wake

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

In May 2014, residents of Goshen, Indiana filed a lawsuit against the former Johnson Controls industrial site owners, claiming trichloroethylene (TCE) pollution was released into the groundwater that runs under Goshen High School and nearby homes. Now, nearly two years… Keep Reading

New York Warehouse Owner Charged With Asbestos Violations

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Companies have been accused of putting profits before safety, however, proving it is often futile. Not this time. In a charge that stems from a 2011 investigation by the US Environmental Protection Agency,  a man pleaded guilty to violating the… Keep Reading

The Cost of St. Paul Demolition Project Grows with Asbestos Discovery

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

St. Paul, Minnesota, that touts itself as “The Most Liveable City in America,” is in the midst of a growth spurt as the city undergoes “a purposeful, long-term effort to create vibrant places and spaces.” Unfortunately, during one of the… Keep Reading

St. Louis Arch Renovations Lead to Asbestos Contamination

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Workers on one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks may have been exposed to asbestos during renovation at the site. Asbestos insulation used to wrap a steam pipe was inadvertently cut and damaged in November. During investigation, officials realized the… Keep Reading

Oregon Takes One More Step to Protect Residents From Asbestos Exposure

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Officials in Oregon are working hard to keep residents of the state safe from exposure to asbestos. Last month we reported on an Oregon bill requiring an asbestos survey prior to demolition of homes. Now, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for… Keep Reading

New Hampshire Town to Bury Asbestos Waste

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Officials in Barrington, New Hampshire have held several meetings to determine the best way to dispose of a pile of debris from demolition of the old town hall. The debris is contaminated with asbestos and has been left in a… Keep Reading

Oregon Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Asbestos Survey

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

In October we reported on the hundreds of asbestos-laden homes in Portland, Oregon that were destroyed without appropriate safety precautions in place. Now, the State legislature is taking action to prevent residents and workers from being exposed to asbestos by… Keep Reading

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