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Libby, Montana Gets Additional EPA Funds for Asbestos Cleanup 

Posted on August 8, 2017 by

In an ongoing effort to clean up the remaining properties identified within the Libby Superfund site, home of the former W.R. Grace vermiculite mine that was found to have an asbestos deposit in the mine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… Keep Reading

Safety First for NC Town When it Comes to Asbestos-Tainted Demolition Project

Posted on July 18, 2017 by

Abandoned buildings dot the landscape of many cities and towns across the country, but before officials begin a restoration project they must first assess whether asbestos is present in the structures. One North Carolina town just discovered asbestos in homes… Keep Reading

Conflicting Asbestos Reports Put NC Demolition Project on Hold

Posted on March 28, 2017 by

In February we reported on an asbestos cleanup project underway at an old asbestos mill in Davidson, North Carolina. Now, another small town in North Carolina is faced with an asbestos cleanup project from an abandoned hotel. According to a… Keep Reading

Asbestos Abatement Big Inconvenience to New York Couple

Posted on March 21, 2017 by

Anytime renovation work is done in an older building, one built prior to the 1980s, there is a high probability that managing the removal of asbestos will be part of that project. When the specific city, state and federal guidelines… 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

New Jersey School Forced to Remove Asbestos Found During A/C Upgrade

Posted on August 30, 2016 by

We have reported numerous times on asbestos discovery and removal in U.S. schools. Just a year ago, we reported about the concerns raised by U.S. Senators over the safety risk asbestos poses to children in the school system. Now, school… Keep Reading

Workers Who Suffered From Mesothelioma Are Remembered

Posted on April 26, 2016 by man welding boiler

Workers’ Memorial Day is observed April 28 across the country to remember workers who lost their lives as a result of preventable injuries. The day is also a time to raise awareness of the hazards caused by exposure to asbestos,… Keep Reading

St. Louis Arch Renovations Lead to Asbestos Contamination

Posted on February 9, 2016 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

Portland Residents Fear Asbestos Exposure From Demolition Projects

Posted on October 20, 2015 by

Construction and demolition companies have a duty to protect the public from any hazards that could be encountered on a project. That includes protecting the public from asbestos – a known carcinogen that can lead to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and… Keep Reading

Staten Island Asbestos Removal Project Leads to Arrests

Posted on July 7, 2015 by

The health and safety of residents near two different New York City Housing Authority complexes on Staten Island were jeopardized by an improperly managed renovation project. The project, fraught with fraud and violations of asbestos safety guidelines, resulted in five… Keep Reading