Industry News January 2014

Illegal Demolitions Exposing Residents To Asbestos?

News4Jax
January 15, 2014

Already under fire for illegally using federal funds to demolish homes, the City of Jacksonville’s Municipal Code Compliance Division (MCCD) may be taking on more hot water.

Kittery sets hearing for asbestos abatement project Seacoast Online
January 13, 2014
By Deborah McDermott

The Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight on an application for a $200,000 federal grant to rid the Wood Island Life Saving Station of asbestos.

Wethersfield High Gym Closed After Asbestos Found
The Hartford Courant
January 10, 2014
By Christopher Hoffman

School officials closed Wethersfield High School’s main gymnasium this week after workers unexpectedly discovered asbestos in two smaller adjacent gyms.

Asbestos found in the air we breathe
My News 3 NBC
January 10, 2014
By John Treanor

A study by researchers at UNLV found asbestos in the air in Boulder City and southern Clark County. Researchers call our air hazardous and now other universities are joining in to find out how dangerous it is and to study possible cancers associated with it.

Asbestos patches delay Meadowbrook remodel
Kilgore News Herald
January 11, 2014
By James Draper

Kilgore Fire Department’s renovation of the Meadowbrook Golf & Events Center’s bar and dining room was put on hold Dec. 31 with the discovery of two patches of asbestos, but a local abatement company made short work of the problem this week.

Classes held off-campus for Peck Place School students due to asbestos
News 12 Connecticut
January 10, 2014
By David E. Malloy

School officials in Orange said today that Peck Place School will move its classes to the Yale New Haven West Campus on Marsh Hill as soon as possible.

The announcement comes after the elementary school had been closed all week because of burst pipes.

Officials say they had plans to get students back into the school by the end of the week, but couldn’t when asbestos was detected in the glue that keeps some of the school’s tiles intact.

Ohio company faces actions on asbestos, taxes
Herald-Dispatch
January 9, 2014
By David E. Malloy

The Portsmouth Local Air Agency has issued a notice of violation concerning the handling of asbestos at the South Point Biomass Generation property in the South Point area.

EPA: Olivet violated Clean Air Act, must stop work at Dover site
Poughkeepsie Journal
January 7, 2014
By Sarah Bradshaw

A state appeals court has ruled in favor of an estate administrator who claims Wisconsin Electric Power Company knowingly allowed his father to work in the presence of asbestos without telling him, and claimant’s father died as a result.

Estate Wins Appeal in Safe Place Statute Asbestos Case, Trial May Proceed
State Bar of Wisconsin
January 6, 2014
By Joe Forward

A state appeals court has ruled in favor of an estate administrator who claims Wisconsin Electric Power Company knowingly allowed his father to work in the presence of asbestos without telling him, and claimant’s father died as a result.

Year in preview: County to kick off 2014 with choice on administrative building
La Crosse Tribune
January 2, 2014
By Betsy Bloom

A special committee is expected to recommend Jan. 7 either renovating the building to remove the asbestos, which would mean virtually gutting the interior, or constructing a new center alongside the county’s Health and Human Services building. Either option would cost the county about $21 million.

Mt. Lebanon High School Renovation Will Also Remove Asbestos
CBS Pittsburgh
January 2, 2014

School officials say the construction being done on Mt. Lebanon High School will require asbestos removal.