Posts Tagged ‘debris’

School District in Pennsylvania accused of burying asbestos near elementary school

26 Sep 2014 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 School District in Pennsylvania accused of burying asbestos near elementary schoolThe Board of the East Penn School District in Lehigh County, Penn., is disputing charges that the district violated environmental laws by burying construction waste containing a cancer-causing carcinogen, asbestos. In the summer of 2013, several dump-truck loads of construction were discarded in an area of woods just west of Wescosville in Lower Macungie Township. School officials are claiming that they do not know who dumped the debris near their property, but after the pile was discovered, they authorized the burial of the debris in a clay-lined pit on the same site. (more…)


Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosion

12 Mar 2014 by under Events, News, Research/Treatment

New York building collapse fire photo by NY1 100x100 Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosionNew York City mayor Bill DeBlasio called the catastrophic gas explosion that leveled two buildings in East Wednesday morning “a tragedy of the worst kind.”

Witnesses say that the devastating explosion sent their neighbors “flying out of windows” of the two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. near 116th St. Authorities reported two women dead, 22 injured, and up to 12 missing. (more…)


Colorado floods uncover asbestos contamination hazards in debris

24 Sep 2013 by under Events, News

Colorado flood damage photo by ABC7 news 100x100 Colorado floods uncover asbestos contamination hazards in debrisThe recent devastating floods in have left in their wake another danger, from in the debris of damaged homes and other buildings. A state-certified inspector estimates one in three homes in contains asbestos. (more…)


Asbestos found throughout site of deadly Philadelphia building collapse

22 Jul 2013 by under Legal, News

Philly building collapse courtesy ABC 6 News 100x100 Asbestos found throughout site of deadly Philadelphia building collapseSix people were killed June 5 when a building under demolition in downtown , Penn., collapsed. A wall caved in on a Salvation Army store adjacent to the construction site, and staff and shoppers were buried under . Now, documents indicate there was asbestos present in the building. It appears the contractor did not notify city officials prior to beginning work and improperly disposed of asbestos-laden materials in an open trash bin on the construction site. (more…)