Posts Tagged ‘asbestos abatement’

Asbestos abatement issues plague Sydney Opera House renovations

16 Oct 2017 by under News
Sydney Opera House botanic gardens 1 100x100 Asbestos abatement issues plague Sydney Opera House renovations

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Once again, renovations at the Sydney Opera House have stalled due to asbestos-related concerns. (more…)


Governments address asbestos abatement logistics

13 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Governments address asbestos abatement logisticsAsbestos contamination in public properties can cost a pretty penny that’s charged to taxpayers’ tabs. From American courts to British Parliament, asbestos contamination can also cause delays and relocations. However, public safety should remain a priority. (more…)


Former asbestos mine plans to transport asbestos-tainted materials in remediation plan

12 Sep 2017 by under News

91217 100x100 Former asbestos mine plans to transport asbestos tainted materials in remediation planAfter years of remediation efforts, the owner of the former Vermont Asbestos Group mine has developed a long-term plan. The catch? It involves transporting millions of tons of asbestos to a plant that doesn’t exist yet to convert it into useful materials. It’s a plan that is tentative, faces many hurdles and wouldn’t happen for years, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is on board, according to the News & Citizen. (more…)


Aging public buildings face asbestos issues

1 Sep 2017 by under News

Mobile Police 100x100 Aging public buildings face asbestos issuesLike many government buildings in small towns and large cities across the United States, the building housing Mobile, Alabama’s police force is getting up there in age. The Mobile Police Department (MPD) has been headquartered in the same building for more than 20 years, and their evidence lockers hold items dating back decades. However, recently MPD decided items were being stacked too high in the cramped space and it needed to be expanded for safety reasons. During the expansion, asbestos was found. (more…)


Hurricane Harvey could create asbestos risk during clean up

28 Aug 2017 by under News
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As Houston, Texas, area residents seek shelter from flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm at landfall Friday night, they face weeks, months and even years of rebuilding — of trying to restore the havoc nature caused. In the process of rebuilding or demolishing or sanitizing, residents will likely face clean-up threats  through exposure to toxic chemicals and building materials, including asbestos, as MyMeso has previously reported. (more…)


WorkSafeBC ramps up asbestos regulation efforts

22 Aug 2017 by under News

jKZC0 7U 400x400 100x100 WorkSafeBC ramps up asbestos regulation effortsWorkSafeBC, the occupational health and safety regulatory agency in British Columbia, announced this month it has issued more asbestos-related work-stop orders and fines than in all of 2016. The news comes as the agency has ramped up efforts to keep construction and demolition workers safe from asbestos exposure. (more…)


Audit finds Michigan asbestos inspection efforts lacking

16 Aug 2017 by 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, Michigan’s auditor general announced last week the entire state’s asbestos remediation efforts need improvement, according to Michigan Radio. (more…)


BoRit Superfund cleanup comes to an end

14 Aug 2017 by 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 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 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…)