Death of Employees at Chico State Raise Fears about Asbestos Contamination

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The lung cancer deaths of two employees at California’s Chico State University have others at the college wondering whether they’re headed for the same fate, and concerns over poor air quality and exposure to asbestos are among the topics being discussed by the co-workers of the deceased, both of whom worked in the same building. […]

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EPA Pushes Tough Asbestos Standard for Mont….

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The federal government is pursuing a tough standard for cleanup of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town that concludes that even a tiny amount of asbestos can cause lung problems. The Maryland chemical company blamed for the pollution in the town of Libby is fighting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal. W.R. Grace Co. says the standard could […]

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Asbestos dump refusal cheered by protesters; Delight at packed council meeting

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PLANS which could have seen thousands of tonnes of asbestos dumped in a Chew Valley quarry have been thrown out. Applicant Oaktree Environmental wanted to store up to 645,000 tonnes of “stable non-reactive hazardous waste” in Stowey quarry over the next 10 years, including asbestos. Objectors from Stop Stowey Quarry Action Group had voiced a […]

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Hubble: Crews to Demolish Building in Next 6 Weeks

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Developers expect to completely demolish the old Hubble school within the next six weeks to clear the site for a Mariano’s Fresh Market in Wheaton. Developer Bradford Real Estate on Sept. 10 closed on the Hubble property at the corner of Roosevelt and Naperville roads in Wheaton, with plans to immediately begin asbestos removal in […]

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Asbestos fears over barn fire in Connah’s Quay

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Former Paper Mill Owner Violates Asbestos Laws

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Otsego, Michigan – Authorities say Michael Davis Jr., who used to own the Rock-Tenn Paper Mill in the town of Otsego, Michigan, violated federal Clean Air Act laws when he removed asbestos-laden pipes from the old mill without the proper permission and in an improper manner. According to an article posted on Michigan Live, Davis […]

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Schenley High in Pittsburgh put up for sale

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On a 5-4 vote, the Pittsburgh Public Schools board Wednesday decided to put the former Schenley High School in Oakland up for sale. The board voted to seek bids on the historic building that was closed in 2008 after then-superintendent Mark Roosevelt said it would take $76.2 million to renovate, including addressing an asbestos problem. […]

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Asbestos fears at Braddon building site

→  September 26th, 2012  →  Uncategorized

Updated September 27, 2012 11:07:53 Photo: Dean Hall says some workers have not been wearing protective gear on site. (ABC News) Work Safe ACT is allowing work to continue on a inner-city Canberra construction site where asbestos handling concerns have been raised. The construction union, CFMEU, had called for the hotel redevelopment site at 78-80 […]

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Judge Upholds 9-Level Upward Adjustment In Sentences For 3 Defendants In …

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Federal Judge Curtis Collier on Wednesday upheld a nine-level upward adjustment in the sentencing range for three defendants charged in the Standard Coosa Thatcher asbestos case. The judge said he carefully considered the matter and allowed liberal arguments and testimony “because the decision can add years to their sentences.” Judge Collier later somewhat adjusted the […]

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Mesothelioma Treatment Threatened by Pressures on University Research …

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Advancements in mesothelioma treatment and that of other cancers — advances that routinely occur in university cancer centers — are being jeopardized by a number of challenges within these university communities. A report compiled by a group of 25 research universities called the Research Universities Futures Consortium identified growing internal and external pressures that threaten […]

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