Industry News September 2013

fines Sacramento County for asbestos incident


The Sacramento Bee

September 28, 2013

By Brad Branan

State regulators have cited and fined Sacramento County
for its inadequate response last year to the collapse of a ceiling containing
the carcinogen asbestos.


Sentenced for Reselling Asbestos-Tainted Items From Virginia Tech


Associated Press

September 27, 2013

A Virginia man has been sentenced to six months of house
arrest for telling others to resell asbestos-containing window frames during a
2007 building-renovation job at Virginia Tech.


removed from St. Ignatius Retreat House



September 18, 2013

By Bart Jones

Workers are removing asbestos from the North Shore’s
historic St. Ignatius Retreat House, prompting fears among preservationists and
community groups that the wrecking ball isn’t far off.


found in Poteet Public Library

Pleasanton Express

September 18, 2013

By Adrian Delgado

When Carol Merchant, longtime resident of Poteet and
former teacher, stepped onto the Poteet library floor in August, she instantly
recognized what she thought was asbestos appearing to be underneath the tiles.


town removing asbestos from old school



September 6, 2013

Officials say about two-thirds of asbestos and other
hazardous materials have been removed from an old school complex in Vermont.

Multiple wings in the old Weathersfield Elementary School
in Perkinsville on Route 106 have been cleared of asbestos.


owner on hook Agreement reached on asbestos lawsuit

Stowe Reporter

September 5, 2013

By Nathan Burgess

The owners of a notorious asbestos mine in Lowell and
Eden are on the hook for millions of dollars in cleanup fees under an agreement
signed with state officials this week.


may rule on Reserve asbestos suit this month


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 5, 2013

By Roxanne Tuinstra

A lawsuit that Reserve filed against a Hopewell
contractor over the demolition of property on Mount Troy Road is expected to go
before a judge this month, solicitor Harlan Stone told township commissioners.


discovery at Ware’s Koziol Elementary School adds $56K to remodeling cost

September 3, 2013

By Jim Russell

The discovery of asbestos during remodeling at Koziol
Elementary School last month added $56,000 to the bill, but did not delay the
Aug. 28 start of school.


Redevelopment Authority gets grant to clean former Sears Automotive property


Delaware County Daily News

September 1, 2013

The Chester Redevelopment Authority was the recipient of
an Industrial Sites Reuse Program grant which will go toward the cleanup of
environmental contamination of the former Sears Department Store and Automotive
Center site at Edgmont Avenue in the city.

The authority acquired the site more than a decade ago
and has found asbestos, petroleum contaminants and five underground storage
tanks there.