Posts Tagged ‘asbestos’

Superfund Redevelopment Focus List includes sites plagued by asbestos contamination

29 Jan 2018 by under News

borit superfund site signage1 100x100 Superfund Redevelopment Focus List includes sites plagued by asbestos contaminationThe ’s (EPA) National Priorities List (NPL) includes 1,345 uncontrolled hazardous waste sites around the country. These sites could contain asbestos, phosphates, creosote, lead or a number of other toxins that pose a risk to human health. (more…)


Deadline for suits against W.R. Grace & Co. approaches

8 Jan 2018 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Deadline for suits against W.R. Grace & Co. approachesLibby, residents affected by exposure are on notice as the deadline for filing suits against the mine  is quickly approaching. (more…)


Montana special court activated for asbestos exposure cases

1 Dec 2017 by under News

Libby Montana Eagles 1 100x100 Montana special court activated for asbestos exposure casesFor the first time since the act establishing it was passed in 2001, a special claims court will be activated in Montana for people who have contracted or died from an -related disease. (more…)


Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in Senate

6 Nov 2017 by under News

Environmental Protection Agency logo 100x100 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in SenateThe (EPA) announced plans at the end of last month to limit its evaluation of chemicals under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S.’s primary chemical management law. (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…)


Fire threat near Libby asbestos mine acts as ‘practice exercise’

27 Oct 2017 by under News
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When the West Fork Fire threated to encroach on the former W.R. Grace and Co. mine in , Montana, officials were preparing to deploy the Response Plan. As MyMeso previously reported, the mine was spared from the fire thanks to a drop in temperature and an increase in rainfall.  Daily Inter Lake reports local, state and federal officials used the experience as test run in case the mine is not as fortunate in the future, though. (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…)


Lack of take-home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justice

18 Oct 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Lack of take home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justiceThe story is sadly familiar: Workers unknowingly were exposed to while at a mechanic shop, shipyard or at an array of other potential places and contracted decades later, ultimately dying from the cancer. What about those people’s families? They are also at risk. got on their loved one’s clothes, in vehicles and on shoes. While giving a hug or while doing laundry, they were easily exposed to the same carcinogen as they would be at a mechanic shop or shipyard in a process known as secondhand or take-home exposure. (more…)


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 -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…)