Posts Tagged ‘asbestos abatement’

Audit finds Michigan asbestos inspection efforts lacking

16 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Paducah Asbestos Removal 7450132130 100x100 Audit finds Michigan asbestos inspection efforts lackingIn addition to an investigation into the city of Detroit allegedly  falsifying asbestos inspection reports, ’s auditor general announced last week the entire state’s asbestos remediation efforts need improvement, according to Radio. (more…)


BoRit Superfund cleanup comes to an end

14 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

borit superfund site signage1 100x100 BoRit Superfund cleanup comes to an endA 30-year Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project to remediate an asbestos-tainted former manufacturing site in Ambler, Pennsylvania, came to an end at the beginning of this month.

An asbestos disposal site for nearly a century, the 38-acre BoRit Asbestos Site in Ambler has been undergoing cleanup since the 1980s. It was included as an EPA Superfund site in 2008 after tests showed high levels of asbestos were still present despite abatement efforts, according to NewsWorks. In January, MyMeso reported the EPA released long-term remediation plans, and those plans are now complete. (more…)


Ohio school extends summer break to abate asbestos threat

11 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Ohio school extends summer break to abate asbestos threatChildren across the United States are in the process of preparing for a new school year, if they are not already back in the classroom. But a private school in central Ohio will not be opening its doors on time after an asbestos tile floor was damaged, releasing asbestos dust into the air. (more…)


Detroit Demolition Program faces criminal investigation over inspection reports

7 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Seal of Detroit.svg 1 100x100 Detroit Demolition Program faces criminal investigation over inspection reportsThe Detroit Demolition Program, aimed at removing blighted properties in the city, is facing even more criticism after an investigation by the Detroit Free Press. The program reportedly mishandled asbestos at dozens of sites and falsified inspection reports, according to documents obtained by the paper via the Freedom of Information Act. (more…)


Electrical Union issues ban after asbestos found at Sydney Opera House

3 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
Sydney Opera House botanic gardens 1 100x100 Electrical Union issues ban after asbestos found at Sydney Opera House

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Renovations at the Sydney Opera House have hit a roadblock following the confirmation of asbestos fibers in the building. The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has issued a work ban on the $200 million project after asbestos was confirmed in ducts where 25 electricians worked in July. (more…)


St. Louis neighborhood faces asbestos scare

20 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 St. Louis neighborhood faces asbestos scare Homeowners in a St. Louis, Missouri, neighborhood took to their yards last week to clean up debris from four-alarm fire that engulfed a nearby historic mansion. The issue? The charred debris contained asbestos. (more…)


Mr. Fluffy home demolitions near completion

18 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Mr. Fluffy home demolitions near completionA form of loose asbestos insulation used in the Australian capital of Canberra, Mr. Fluffy has proved much more menacing than its name would suggest. Fear of Mr. Fluffy reemerged in 2013 after a house that had undergone asbestos removal procedures was found to still contain the deadly insulation, according to The Guardian. Millions were spent on the original abatement efforts, and now a second round of removal efforts is underway. (more…)


Asbestos a threat in cleaning up natural disasters

20 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

173424 5day cone no line and wind 100x100 Asbestos a threat in cleaning up natural disastersFor the U.S. Gulf Coast, hurricane season began June 1, and not yet a month in, Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall at the end of the week. Though Cindy will likely not cause the devastating effects of a high-category hurricane, it’s important to note that cleaning up after a tropical storm or hurricane can potentially cause exposure to toxic chemicals and building materials, including asbestos. (more…)


Western Australia water pipeline pump station plagued by asbestos

13 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
576px Goldfields Pipeline SMC 100x100 Western Australia water pipeline pump station plagued by asbestos

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For nearly three years, an area near Western Australia’s Goldfields Pipeline, one of the longest fresh water pipelines in the world, has been quarantined due to ongoing asbestos contamination, but the state’s Water Corporation recently announced the asbestos-contaminated area at one of the pipeline’s pump stations poses no threat to the public water supply. (more…)


Notorious Sydney asbestos dumper evades court appearances

30 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Notorious Sydney asbestos dumper evades court appearancesIn the midst of Australian city governments deciding to crack down on illegal asbestos dumping, one of the most prolific asbestos dumpers in Sydney is moving his operations to another part of the country, despite not yet appearing in court for eight asbestos dumping offenses in the region. (more…)