Posts Tagged ‘asbestos abatement’

Illegal asbestos dumping continues to challenge New South Wales

8 Dec 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Illegal asbestos dumping continues to challenge New South WalesDisposing of -containing products can be difficult, expensive and time consuming — all reasons people choose not to do it lawfully. Illegal is an issue that plagues countries, states and cities around the globe. (more…)


Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to plan

1 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to planLoose fill insulation is considered a health hazard due to an increased likelihood of it becoming airborne and being inhaled or ingested. It’s a risk with which the Australian capital of Canberra is all too familiar thanks to Mr. Fluffy loose insulation. (more…)


Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handling

25 Oct 2017 by under News

04 DEQLogo WhiteBG Web 100x100 Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handlingThe state of ’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is facing a lawsuit claiming it has failed to ensure waste is safely handled and properly disposed. (more…)


Asbestos abatement issues plague Sydney Opera House renovations

16 Oct 2017 by under News
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Once again, renovations at the Sydney Opera House have stalled due to -related concerns. (more…)


Governments address asbestos abatement logistics

13 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Governments address asbestos abatement logistics contamination in public properties can cost a pretty penny that’s charged to taxpayers’ tabs. From American courts to British Parliament, 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 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, ’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, was found. (more…)


Hurricane Harvey could create asbestos risk during clean up

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