California schools undergo asbestos testing after renovation projects reveal asbestos at three

22 Oct 2014 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos warning 100x100 California schools undergo asbestos testing after renovation projects reveal asbestos at threeFollowing a string of asbestos tests on eight schools in the Ocean View School District in California, district officials announced that none of those schools will be closed and that there was no significant asbestos contamination found. However, three other schools in the district remain closed after asbestos was discovered during their renovations. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovation

3 Oct 2014 by Beasley Allen under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovationAutauga County, Ala., officials have confirmed that asbestos floor tiles were found during the renovation of the Autauga County Courthouse.

“We didn’t know the tiles were there,” said Steve Golsan, the county administrator. “Our contractor informed us, and another contractor who is licensed and specializes in asbestos removal was called in to properly remove and dispose of the tiles. All precautions are being taken to contain the asbestos.” Read the rest of this entry »


School District in Pennsylvania accused of burying asbestos near elementary school

26 Sep 2014 by Wesley Smithart under News

asbestos warning 100x100 School District in Pennsylvania accused of burying asbestos near elementary schoolThe Board of the East Penn School District in Lehigh County, Penn., is disputing charges that the district violated environmental laws by burying construction waste containing a cancer-causing carcinogen, asbestos. In the summer of 2013, several dump-truck loads of construction debris were discarded in an area of woods just west of Wescosville Elementary School in Lower Macungie Township. School officials are claiming that they do not know who dumped the debris near their property, but after the pile was discovered, they authorized the burial of the debris in a clay-lined pit on the same site. Read the rest of this entry »


Dallas County locals voice growing fears about asbestos removal from East Village construction

25 Sep 2014 by Beasley Allen under News

Asbestos at demolition site East Village WFAA News image 100x100 Dallas County locals voice growing fears about asbestos removal from East Village constructionDALLAS –  Nearby residents of Dallas County’s upcoming East Village development have begun expressing concern regarding a construction site with excessive amounts of dust clouds and debris around North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue. Residents say they are afraid they may be exposed to harmful asbestos in material being removed during of an existing building on the site, pointing to mounting piles of rubble. Read the rest of this entry »


National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26

22 Sep 2014 by Wesley Smithart under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26On Friday, Sept. 26, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day will shed light around the nation on a dangerous form of cancer. Established in 2004, this awareness day, established and promoted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), has been the driving force behind the movement to bring attention and funding to mesothelioma research. In the past ten years, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day has raised nearly $1 million, received numerous local, state, and national government proclamations, and been the focus of dozens of media stories. Volunteers around the country unite to spread their message about mesothelioma through events and activities on this day every year. Read the rest of this entry »


EPA accuses the DDRA of 11 asbestos-related violations of the Clean Air Act

17 Sep 2014 by Temp Temple under News

EPA logo 100x100 EPA accuses the DDRA of 11 asbestos related violations of the Clean Air ActThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is waging war against Alabama’s Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DDRA) after the agency sent a letter alleging that the of the Saints Apartments had resulted in 11 violations of the Clean Air Act. According to the letter, which was dated Aug. 20, the allegations were related to the Saints Apartments’ asbestos removal and of its two separate buildings. Read the rest of this entry »


Property owners charged with violating Clean Air Act and CERCLA, exposing residents to asbestos

12 Sep 2014 by Temp Temple under Legal, News

asbestos warning 100x100 Property owners charged with violating Clean Air Act and CERCLA, exposing residents to asbestosWillingly exposing residents to the dangers of asbestos has two New York men looking at serious jail time and fines. According to the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), both John Francis Mills, the owner of more than a dozen properties in Malone, N.Y., and his maintenance manager, Thomas J. McAvoy, have been sentenced to 21 months in prison for cooperatively and openly violating the Clean Air Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Following their prison terms, the two men will also face two years of supervised release, while Mills will be forced to pays fines of $25,000 and a $300 crime victim special assessment fee. Read the rest of this entry »


Claims for September 11th Victims Compensation Fund must be filed by October 12

11 Sep 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Legal, News

twin towers collapse Claims for September 11th Victims Compensation Fund must be filed by October 12An important deadline is approaching for people diagnosed with cancer related to exposure to toxins at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center in , at the Pentagon, or in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks and plane crashes at those sites. In order to file a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, individual must register with the fund by October 12, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos contamination concerns linger at Tulsa County Courthouse following building flood

10 Sep 2014 by Temp Temple under News

Tulsa courthouse flood Fox23 News photo 100x100 Asbestos contamination concerns linger at Tulsa County Courthouse following building floodAsbestos concerns are currently on the minds of Tulsa County, Okla., officials and citizens as they wait for results of air quality tests on the county’s previously flooded courthouse basement. Prior to the air quality tests, the Tulsa County Courthouse’s basement had been flooded by several inches of water leaking from old pipes in the walls and ceiling in various places. The basement remains closed and jury duty also has been suspended until officials can determine there is no asbestos exposure risk. Read the rest of this entry »


Significant progress in mesothelioma clinical trials indicates a bright future ahead

21 Aug 2014 by Temp Temple under Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square Significant progress in mesothelioma clinical trials indicates a bright future aheadMary Hesdorffer,  executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), spoke during the organization’s July 2014 board meeting about the advances in for mesothelioma patients, which is allowing them to aid mesothelioma patients more effectively. Ms. Hesdorffer is a nurse practitioner with more than 16 years of experience in mesothelioma treatment. Read the rest of this entry »