Posts Tagged ‘Chrysotile asbestos’

Chrysotile asbestos blocked from Rotterdam’s hazardous substances list

8 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Chrysotile asbestos blocked from Rotterdams hazardous substances listEvery other year the Rotterdam Convention is held as “a binding multilateral treaty to protect global human health and the environment through restrictions on international trade in hazardous chemicals and pesticides,” according to a release. Last week marked the end of the 2017 Rotterdam Convention, and of the 157 counties who have ratified the treaty, six blocked the addition of chrysotile asbestos — the only asbestos type not currently included — onto the convention’s Prior Informed Consent (PIC) list of hazardous substances. (more…)


Alleged asbestos dumping crime in Mass. under investigation by EPA

25 Apr 2016 by Temp Temple under News

EPA logo 100x100 Alleged asbestos dumping crime in Mass. under investigation by EPABrady Sullivan-owned Mill West Properties in Lawrence, Mass., is now under investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency () after the company was believed to have been responsible for dumping toxic sandblasting grit that tested at 70 percent chrysotile asbestos.

According to New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR), a number of emails were exchanged last September between several New Hampshire officials, Massachusetts environmental officials and the regarding what was referred to as the “black beauty” sandblast grit. The emails also stated that 10 truckloads of the asbestos-tainted grit had been deposited in the basement cement of the Mill West Properties building, as well as in several piles outside. (more…)


Canada and chrysotile asbestos: Will the Rotterdam Convention bring anticipated change?

4 May 2015 by Temp Temple under Events, News

canada flag Canada and chrysotile asbestos:  Will the Rotterdam Convention bring anticipated change?According to a commentary held by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, experts believe the chrysotile form of asbestos should be banned from Canada, as well as added to the hazardous substances list of a United Nations treaty. (more…)