Stops Debris Removal
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.
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.
contractor accused of dumping asbestos in customer’s cellar
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.
would hurt Wisconsin’s veterans
La Crosse Tribune
October 28, 2013
By Renee Simpson and Fuzz
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
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
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
Removal Part of $78 Million Renovation
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
said asbestos claim is jumping to ‘conclusions’
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.
mine settlement official
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.
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.
Beach man pleads guilty to violating asbestos standards
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.
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
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
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
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
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.