Industry News November 2013

Ypsilanti Township jumpstarts renovation of former Michigan State Police post

MLive.com
November 29, 2013
By Tom Perkins

The effort to renovate the former Michigan State Police post on South Huron Street inched forward Monday evening

as the Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees approved an asbestos abatement contractor to remove asbestos from the

site.

Fitchburg-Westminster

landfill operator fined $18,000 for asbestos violations
Telegram News
November 27, 2013
By Paula J. Owen

The operator of the Fitchburg-Westminster landfill on Route 31 has been fined $18,000 for asbestos-handling

violations, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

DETROIT: Dearborn resident sentenced for demolishing warehouse without removing asbestos
Press & Guide Newspapers
November 22, 2013
By Joe Slezak

A man who authorities said took a shortcut while demolishing a warehouse in Dearborn last year has landed in

federal prison.

Asbestos found in City Water Tank
Oakdale Leader
November 22, 2013
By Richard Paloma

Demolition of a city water tank has been halted due to city engineers discovering asbestos inside the 100-year-

old concrete storage tower.

Hazardous materials removed from old Berkley town offices
Wicked Local
November 22, 2013
By Marc Larocque

All hazardous material has been removed from the old Berkley Town Office building.

Milton High School Needs $5.9 Million for Repairs
My Champlain Valley
November 22, 2013
By Jenny Day

Milton High School officials are pleading for help from voters. The school has mold, asbestos and much of it is

not handicapped accessible. The district is asking its residents for about six million dollars to fix it.

District to begin removal of asbestos in Tech High School

SCTimes
November 16, 2013

The St. Cloud school district is set to begin removing asbestos found in old plaster ceilings at Technical High School.

Man Accused Of Illegal Asbestos Abatement
WWNYTV
November 14, 2013

A 36 year old former state corrections officer is in trouble with the law again, this time for allegedly releasing a hazardous material into the environment.

Jefferson County man arrested for illegal asbestos removal

Syracuse.com
November 14, 2013
By Dave Tobin

Watertown, NY — A Jefferson County man has been arrested for illegally removing asbestos.

Asbestos survivors blast GOP Bill
People’s World
November 14, 2013
By Mark Gruenberg

The AFL-CIO, asbestos victims and their survivors are blasting the GOP-run House’s latest venture into the legal thicket of asbestos-caused cancer and its victims, saying the legislation harms the victims and helps the companies that injured them. One survivor calls the measure “one-sided, unfair and unnecessary.”

Ailing NY Lawmaker Sues Over Asbestos Exposure
News Observer
November 14, 2013
By Frank Eltman

A New York congresswoman being treated for lung cancer has filed a lawsuit claiming exposure to asbestos as a young woman may have contributed to her disease.

County Seeks Permanent Removal of Asbestos at Courthouse Annex
The Daily Tribune
November 13, 2013
By Lou Antonelli

Titus County Commissioners Tuesday discussed a permanent solution for a recurring problem with asbestos in a vacant section of the courthouse annex.

Asbestos Discovery Will Add to Court House Costs
The Dispatch
November 13, 2013
By Nash Dunn

The price of ongoing repairs to the Old Davidson County Court House will rise by about $250,000 after an asbestos coating was discovered on the structure.

Cost of asbestos controls at northern Wisconsin mine won’t be known for a while
Wisconsin State Journal
November 3, 2013
By Steven Verburg

The discovery of asbestos-like fibers at the proposed Gogebic Taconite mine site could add to the cost of the operation, but the amount of added expense won’t be known for many months.

Judge
seeks more info before deciding Joseph St. cleanup
Marion Star
November 2, 2013
By John Jarvis

Marion County Common Pleas Judge Jim Slagle on Friday did not decide immediately whether to grant a preliminary injunction ordering the owner of an uncleared Joseph Street demolition site and others to clean up the property.

Troy
School District: Air samples show no asbestos
WNYT.com (Channel 13, Albany, NY)
November 1, 2013
By Jessica Riley

There were lots of concerns today about possible asbestos contamination at a local school. Many parents called, and emailed us here at NewsChannel 13, after reports of asbestos at School 2 in Troy.