Canada’s rising health issue: Asbestos linked to the highest number of on-the-job fatalities

16 Dec 2014 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Canadas rising health issue: Asbestos linked to the highest number of on the job fatalitiesIn a shocking revelation, new data released by Canadian news source The Globe and Mail reveals that asbestos exposure is the number one cause of the most on-the-job deaths in Canada, representing nearly a third of the deaths since 1996. Last year, was responsible for more fatalities in its 368 death claims than the total amount of fatalities from fires, highway accidents and chemical exposures combined. Roughly 5,000 on-the-job death claims have been approved in Canada since 1996 due to exposure. Read the rest of this entry »


Irish Family Develops Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure

8 Dec 2014 by Wesley Smithart under News

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Irish Family Develops Mesothelioma From Asbestos ExposureIn Dublin, Ireland, three siblings died recently due to asbestos exposure-caused mesothelioma, though the two brothers and their sister were exposed to the deadly substance separately. One of the brothers worked cutting sheets in the mid-1960s for three or four years, while his brother was exposed working as a pipe fitter in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s. Their sister came into contact with washing her husband’s clothes while he worked as a builder in Australia. Each sibling was diagnosed about 40 years after their respective exposure. Read the rest of this entry »


Spokane County neighborhood finds leaking asbestos bags spread on the sides of the street

30 Oct 2014 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos bags dumped on road KREM image 100x100 Spokane County neighborhood finds leaking asbestos bags spread on the sides of the streetWhat would be your reaction to plastic bags filled with illegally dumped on your street? In Spokane County, Wash., neighbors correctly responded to the dangerous situation by immediately notifying law enforcement about the leaking -filled bags; however, the bags have yet to be fully addressed since the emergency is “just” a “level three” call, according to county officials. Read the rest of this entry »


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 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 contamination found. However, three other schools in the district remain closed after was discovered during their renovations. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovation

3 Oct 2014 by Temp Temple under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovationAutauga County, Ala., officials have confirmed that 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 removal was called in to properly remove and dispose of the tiles. All precautions are being taken to contain the .” 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 -causing carcinogen, . 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 Temp Temple 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 in material being removed during demolition 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 . 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 () is waging war against Alabama’s Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DDRA) after the agency sent a letter alleging that the demolition 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’ removal and demolition 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 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 »