If you drove by properties surrounding Davidson, North Carolina’s Metrolina Warehouse, once known as the Carolina Asbestos factory, over the past few weeks, you may have seen workers mowing lawns — in hazmat suits — as part of a cleanup effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘asbestos abatement’
In the midst of University of Toronto faculty and staff demanding an asbestos audit, the university has fired its longtime contractor in charge of renovations in the Medical Sciences Building, where MyMeso previously reported asbestos-tainted dust was found in five laboratories. (more…)
At almost 50 years old, the building has undergone a major renovation, including asbestos abatement, since November 2016, and in the past two months tests have shown asbestos-containing dust in several labs, The Globe and Mail reported last week. Two labs remain closed. (more…)
A primary school in Auckland, New Zealand, is expecting students to attend class while asbestos abatement procedures are underway, a move that has some parents fearing for the safety of their children.
Hobsonville Primary School is in the midst of a three-plus week asbestos removal process after the known human carcinogen was found in the ground where a new drop-off zone is set to be built, according to 1 News. Parents wanted the school to wait until Christmas break — the longest break the children have in their year-round school schedule — to remove the asbestos, but school officials reportedly said that was too long to keep it near the children. (more…)
The meeting place of Britain’s Parliament is due for some much-needed renovations, and lawmakers are now in the process of determining the details of the rehab plan, which will likely relocate government workers for years and cost billions of dollars. (more…)
A new book highlights the effects Mr. Fluffy, a form of loose asbestos insulation, has on the Australian capital of Canberra. The insulation was used extensively in the area by a sole contractor in the 1960s and 1970s and was later found to contain asbestos, a group of silicate minerals linked to the development of mesothelioma and other health concerns. (more…)
A form of loose asbestos insulation used in the Australian capital of Canberra, Mr. Fluffy has caused problems for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and homeowners alike since a sole contractor used the insulation in territory homes beginning in 1968, myMeso previously reported.
A new study by the Australian National University showed more than 80 percent of homeowners in Fluffy-contaminated houses had renovated their homes, greatly increasing the risk of asbestos exposure to occupants and renovation crews, according to The Canberra Times. (more…)
Wales’ oldest cinema first opened when Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Since its opening in 1894, it has survived two world wars and outlasted 28 UK prime ministers. Market Hall Cinema is Wales’ oldest continuously running theater, earning the title of National Cinema of the Year in 2014. Now the Market Hall Cinema and Arts Trust charity is working to raise enough money to keep its tradition alive after asbestos was found in the building in December 2016. (more…)
The City of Detroit, Michigan, has found a way to combine two of its goals: Detroiters reentering the workforce and home revitalization across the city.
Over the next year, the city—in conjunction with several local, state and federal organizations and agencies—has pledged to train 225 inmates in various environmental specialties through state correctional facilities, according to The Detroit News. The plan includes training in asbestos abatement. (more…)
A form of loose asbestos insulation used in the Australian capital of Canberra, Mr. Fluffy has caused problems for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and homeowners alike since a sole contractor used the insulation in territory homes beginning in 1968. (more…)