Posts Tagged ‘renovation’

Contractor blows whistle on asbestos-containing renovations

19 Jun 2017 by under News

Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Contractor blows whistle on asbestos containing renovations A Canadian contractor  has unwittingly cast himself as whistleblower on the government’s handling of renovations containing , in an ordeal he told the Vancouver Sun amounts to a “nightmare.” (more…)


Asbestos a major hurdle in preservation of historical Ohio homes

8 Dec 2015 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Asbestos a major hurdle in preservation of historical Ohio homesThe City of Fort Thomas, , and a development firm are closing in on an agreement to renovate a group of historical homes that once housed U.S. Army officers. Plans to refurbish the vacant homes have been hung up on cost issues, which include the removal of asbestos and lead paint – two materials once commonly used in that are known as serious health hazards today. (more…)


Dallas high school students plan “walk out” if school fails to address asbestos concerns

7 Dec 2015 by under News

renovations South Oak Cliff High School 100x100 Dallas high school students plan walk out if school fails to address asbestos concerns is not something to be ignored, and some students in a local Dallas, Texas, high school are making their concerns of the school’s condition heard by threatening to walk out. (more…)


Texas renovators fined for exposing workers to asbestos

4 Dec 2015 by under Legal, News

Asbestos danger sign 300x222 Texas renovators fined for exposing workers to asbestosThree , Texas-based commercial real estate renovators face paying a total of $112,000 in fines for exposing their workers to asbestos at a residential construction worksite in , federal safety regulators said. (more…)


California schools undergo asbestos testing after renovation projects reveal asbestos at three

22 Oct 2014 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 California schools undergo asbestos testing after renovation projects reveal asbestos at threeFollowing a string of tests on eight schools in the in California, district officials announced that none of those schools will be closed and that there was no significant asbestos contamination found. However, three other schools in the district remain closed after asbestos was discovered during their renovations. (more…)


Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovation

3 Oct 2014 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Asbestos tiles discovered during Autauga County Courthouse renovation County, Ala., officials have confirmed that asbestos floor tiles were found during the renovation of the Autauga County Courthouse.

“We didn’t know the tiles were there,” said , the county administrator. “Our contractor informed us, and another contractor who is licensed and specializes in asbestos removal was called in to properly remove and dispose of the tiles. All precautions are being taken to contain the asbestos.” (more…)


Dallas County locals voice growing fears about asbestos removal from East Village construction

25 Sep 2014 by under News

Asbestos at demolition site East Village WFAA News image 100x100 Dallas County locals voice growing fears about asbestos removal from East Village construction –  Nearby residents of County’s upcoming development have begun expressing concern regarding a construction site with excessive amounts of dust clouds and debris around North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue. Residents say they are afraid they may be exposed to harmful asbestos in material being removed during demolition of an existing building on the site, pointing to mounting piles of rubble. (more…)


Property owners charged with violating Clean Air Act and CERCLA, exposing residents to asbestos

12 Sep 2014 by under Legal, News

asbestos warning 100x100 Property owners charged with violating Clean Air Act and CERCLA, exposing residents to asbestosWillingly exposing residents to the dangers of asbestos has two New York men looking at serious jail time and fines. According to the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), both John Francis Mills, the owner of more than a dozen properties in Malone, N.Y., and his maintenance manager, Thomas J. McAvoy, have been sentenced to 21 months in prison for cooperatively and openly violating the Clean Air Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (). Following their prison terms, the two men will also face two years of supervised release, while Mills will be forced to pays fines of $25,000 and a $300 crime victim special assessment fee. (more…)


Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertime

7 Aug 2014 by under News, Organizations

ACVRC Summers Silent Threat image 100x100 Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertimeFor most people, summertime is a time to relax and enjoy some downtime with family and friends. Summer also offers an opportunity to tackle projects around the house, explore the great outdoors, search out a bargain or create a lovely landscape. However, the folks at the Cancer Victims Rights Campaign () warn many of these activities may hide a hidden danger – asbestos. (more…)


Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition site

24 Jul 2014 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition siteOfficials from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are keeping a close watch on and cleanup efforts at a school destroyed by fire in June. The nearly 95-year-old building, Roosevelt Education Center, is believed to contain a large amount of friable asbestos. (more…)