Industry News October 2013


Asbestos
Stops Debris Removal

 

Georgetown Times

October 31, 2013

By Scott Harper

The mountain of rubble – the
remains of the historic buildings destroyed by the Sept. 25 fire in the 700
block of Front Street – cannot be moved, at least for now. That’s because
asbestos has been found on the property. But just how much asbestos is on the
site has not been determined.

 


Mayor
says cigarette started Georgetown fire, asbestos pauses clean-up

 

ABC News (Charleston, SC)

October 29, 2013

Georgetown’s mayor says a
cigarette tossed into a trash can behind one of the Front Street businesses
started the fire that destroyed most of a block along the historic roadway. And
now officials are saying clean-up is on hold because a special asbestos crew has
to come in to safely remove the toxic insulation material.

 


Worcester
contractor accused of dumping asbestos in customer’s cellar

 

Worcester Telegram

October 29, 2013

By Elaine Thompson

The owner of a local plumbing
and heating company who allegedly disposed of some asbestos-containing material
in the crawl space of a customer’s basement was arraigned in Worcester Superior
Court on Monday.

 


Bill
would hurt Wisconsin’s veterans

 

La Crosse Tribune

October 28, 2013

By Renee Simpson and Fuzz
Spangler

As the commanders of the
Military Oder of the Purple Heart and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Departments of
Wisconsin, we were troubled with the vote to pass Senate Bill 13 out of
committee. This bill would delay and deny justice for veterans and other
asbestos victims.

 


OC
weathers stormy times over long haul

 

The Toledo Blade

October 26, 2013

By Jon Chavez

Owens Corning’s descent into
bankruptcy officially began in October, 2000. But really, it began almost 50
years earlier with a key decision that would come back to haunt OC in a big
way.

In 1952, OC began distributing
Kaylo — a high-temperature pipe insulation made with asbestos. Kaylo was made
initially by Owens-Illinois Inc., but OC bought Kaylo production from O-I in
1958.

 


Asbestos
Removal Part of $78 Million Renovation

Bensalem Patch

By Theresa Katalinas

October 25, 2013

As the school district moves
forward on a $78 million renovation and expansion of Bensalem High School,
containing, removing and abating asbestos will be integral, an official told
Patch.

 


GTAC
said asbestos claim is jumping to ‘conclusions’

 

Superior Telegram

October 25, 2013

By Mike Simonson

The company that wants to mine
the Penokees for iron ore is disputing recent findings of asbestos-like fibers
in minerals there.

 


Asbestos
mine settlement official

 

Stowe Reporter

October 24, 2013

By Tommy Gardner

A lawsuit filed by the state
and federal governments against the Vermont Asbestos Group, owners of a former
asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell, is officially settled after a month-long
appeal period ended Oct. 16.

 


New
Research on Lawsuit Trends Headlines Chamber’s Legal Reform Summit

 

Fort Mill Times

October 23, 2013

The U.S. Chamber Institute for
Legal Reform (ILR) today identified asbestos, class-action, data privacy, and
False Claims Act lawsuits among the leading lawsuit trends, in a paper released
at its 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit.

 


Virginia
Beach man pleads guilty to violating asbestos standards

 

Associated Press

October 22, 2013

A Virginia Beach businessman
faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to violating federal
asbestos standards during a demolition project.

 


After
cancer diagnosis, Maine teen puts life on fast track

 

Portland Press Herald

October 21, 2013

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

Damon Haggan is only 18, but
he is trying to arrange for a wedding, a child and a legacy – all the
challenges of adulthood – as quickly as he can.

The urgency, which would be
out of place in most young men his age, stems from a cancer diagnosis he
received just weeks ago.

Asbestos contractor faces hefty fine

 

 

Albany Democrat-Herald

October 19, 2013

By Bennett Hall

A mid-valley contractor is facing its third fine in the past two years for violating state rules on asbestos cleanup projects, but the company plans to fight the penalty.

 

NY City’s illegal dump site being cleaned up

Associated Press

October 10, 2013

A trash pile that covered nearly half a block in a Hudson Valley neighborhood is finally being removed weeks after a state agency prevented the garbage from being hauled away.

 

Uxbridge middle school closed a second day for asbestos cleanup

Telegram & Gazette

October 9, 2013

By Susan Spencer

McCloskey Middle School is closed for a second day today as a ceiling-to-floor cleaning is completed by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor. School officials said results from air-quality tests Monday were acceptable, however.

 

Asbestos,mold being removed at site of old Sacred Heart Hospital

Cumberland Times-News

October 8, 2013

By Greg Larry

In addition to asbestos abatement, project managers must now add mold removal to its list of issues to be addressed at the old Sacred Heart Hospital as they prepare to demolish the former medical complex to clear the way for a new Allegany High School.

 

Asbestos fibers found in rock of proposed Wisconsin mine

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

October 7, 2013

By Lee Bergquist

Asbestos mineral fibers have been found in a rock sample at the site of a proposed iron ore mine by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

2 Charged Over Asbestos Work at Kent Apartments

Associated Press

October 1, 2013

The manager of a Kent apartment complex has been charged in federal court with failing to take proper steps to protect workers and others from asbestos during a renovation.

Asbestos rumors fill campus; laid to rest         

The Vermont CYNIC

October 1, 2013

As recent rumors of asbestos in certain academic buildings circulated around campus, students were left to wonder if they were actually in danger or if the rumor mill was just grinding its gears.