Posts Tagged ‘asbestos contamination’

Asbestos found at Oroville Dam site

20 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

 

Oroville dam aerial1 100x100 Asbestos found at Oroville Dam site’s damaged Oroville Dam faces another hurdle in its repair after air-quality control tests revealed the presence of naturally occurring asbestos.

The Department of Water Resources said Thursday that authorities found the asbestos in what it said were limited areas of the site, according to the Associated Press. Crews are currently working to remove what remains of the more than 1.7 million cubic-yards of debris that accumulated at the bottom of the spillway last month after a large part of it failed.

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Australian agency claims illegal asbestos imports pose national health risk

25 Jan 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

AustralianCoatofArms 100x100 Australian agency claims illegal asbestos imports pose national health riskThe Australian Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is continuing its quest to reduce the number of illegal asbestos-containing products being brought into the country. Earlier this week the agency filed another submission to the Australian Senate’s inquiry on the illegal importations after a Senate committee vote reopened submissions. (more…)


Asbestos-contaminated soil adds up to half-million-dollar headache for Louisiana parish

16 Jun 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News

jefferson parish logo 100x100 Asbestos contaminated soil adds up to half million dollar headache for Louisiana parishA plan to fill land at a construction project with excess soil from an Army Corps of Engineers project turned into a half-million dollar headache for Jefferson Parish, La., officials when it turned out the soil was contaminated with asbestos. Exposure to asbestos is linked to serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. When job site officials identified asbestos in the soil, the construction project had to be stopped until the hazardous material could be contained, properly disposed of, and the site cleaned and deemed safe for workers and the public. (more…)


Waste disposal company, property owner sentenced for illegally dumping asbestos

25 Jun 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

DOJ logo 100x100 Waste disposal company, property owner sentenced for illegally dumping asbestosA federal court in Utica, N.Y., sentenced Mazza & Sons Inc. and its owner Dominick Mazza, and property owner Cross Nicastro, with illegally dumping thousands of tons of asbestos-contaminated construction debris in upstate . Charges included conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act and Superfund Statute, and to defraud the United States. Other charges included obstruction of justice and making false statements to law enforcement. (more…)