Industry News September 2013


Cal-OSHA
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.

 

Man
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.

 

Asbestos
removed from St. Ignatius Retreat House

 

Newsday

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.

 

Asbestos
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.

 

Vt.
town removing asbestos from old school

 

NECN

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.

 

Mine
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.

 

Judge
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.

 

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

 

MassLive.com

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.

 

Chester
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.