Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma’

Missouri may pass asbestos claims transparency bill

24 Apr 2017 by under News

480px Seal of Missouri 100x100 Missouri may pass asbestos claims transparency bill Nearly a quarter of states have claims transparency laws on the books, and is poised to raise the number to 13, according to the St. Louis Record. Even if the bill making its way through the General Assembly does not pass this session, it is expected to be reintroduced during the next one. (more…)


Asbestos contamination concerns linger at Tulsa County Courthouse following building flood

10 Sep 2014 by under News

Tulsa courthouse flood Fox23 News photo 100x100 Asbestos contamination concerns linger at Tulsa County Courthouse following building floodAsbestos concerns are currently on the minds of Tulsa County, Okla., officials and citizens as they wait for results of on the county’s previously flooded courthouse basement. Prior to the , the ’s basement had been flooded by several inches of water leaking from old pipes in the walls and ceiling in various places. The basement remains closed and jury duty also has been suspended until officials can determine there is no asbestos exposure risk. (more…)


Oklahoma tornado destruction holds hidden dangers of asbestos and other toxins

23 May 2013 by under Events, News, Organizations

Tornado by NOAA 100x100 Oklahoma tornado destruction holds hidden dangers of asbestos and other toxinsIn the wake of this week’s devastating mile-wide tornado that leveled a wide swath of Moore, Okla., folks are mourning the loss of loved ones, the loss of their homes and in some cases their livelihoods. Survivors are pulling each other close and counting their blessings. People are taking a deep breath and surveying the damage, but thankful the danger has passed. However, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention () and other agencies urge caution as residents and volunteers descend on the town to begin the arduous task of cleanup. The rubble holds danger of its own, from toxins including asbestos and lead. (more…)