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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

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

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

NY Claims Asbestos Abatement Project is “Unnecessary”

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Lawyers for RiverBay Corp., the management company of Co-Op City in New York, are pleading to the mayor to drop the requirements for continued asbestos abatement in the residential complex. RiverBay and the residents of the housing development within the… 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

Senator Urges EPA to Include “All Forms of Asbestos” on TSCA List

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California), one of the strongest advocates for keeping Americans safe from the hazards of asbestos, is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to quickly include all forms of asbestos in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)…. Keep Reading

EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for Illinois Pillsbury Mill

Posted on September 9, 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

Buffalo Asbestos Abatement Project Results in Guilty Pleas to Clean Air Act Violations

Posted on September 9, 2017 by

The owners of two companies that took part in an asbestos abatement project at the Roosevelt Park Shelter in Buffalo pleaded guilty last month to violations of the Clean Air Act. In a case dating back to 2009, the two… Keep Reading

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