Asbestos

Death of Canadian Teacher may have been caused by Asbestos

It’s commonly known that the inhalation of loose asbestos fibers can increase the risk of a number of deadly lung illnesses, including mesothelioma. Sadly, the recent death of a teacher at the University of Calgary is yet another example of this. Mesothelioma Causes: According to the CBC, Ameila Labbe ran the Spanish center inside Craigie [...]

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Doe Establishes Regulations to Protect Workers From Asbestos

There is still so much concern surrounding asbestos exposure and the increased risk of developing diseases such as mesothelioma that it causes that the Department of Energy (DOE) has taking steps to prevent construction workers from ending up near the loose fibers. Mesothelioma Lawsuits: According to the Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald, the DOE and its regulators [...]

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EPA Assessment on Asbestos Safety in Libby Due Within a Year

Mesothelioma and Asbestos: The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that a final Risk Assessment of the Libby Amphibole Asbestos will be completed in less than one year, hopefully providing some definitive answers on just how dangerous the mesothelioma-causing fibers are for those in the town of Libby, Montana. According to The Western News, The EPA’s [...]

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EPA Awards Grant to Remove Asbestos From Oklahoma Schools

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODL) more than $230,000 to help facilitate the process of removing asbestos from state schools that may be putting students and teachers at an increased mesothelioma risk. The ODL will receive the $234,713 in the grant, which was formally awarded by EPA this [...]

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Asbestos Dumped in Canadian Town Angers Residents

A Canadian mayor’s decision to allow a Montreal company to leave asbestos debris in the town’s dump has many residents both angry and concerned for their health. Mesothelioma: The CBC recently reported on the situation in Gilliam, Manitoba, where Mayor Jim Goymer struck a deal with a Montreal environmental company to dispose of 540 tons [...]

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Asbestos Trust Funds Scrutinized by Republicans in Congress

Imagine a hammock that more and more people keep piling into without anybody getting out. The weight would quickly become too burdensome to bear and, sagging with a tangle of limbs and torsos, the rope would break. That’s what companies whose livelihoods were once asbestosdependent are like. With billions paid in asbestos settlements each year, the financial strain [...]

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Asbestos Trust Funds Scrutinized by Republicans in Congress

Imagine a hammock that more and more people keep piling into without anybody getting out. The weight would quickly become too burdensome to bear and, sagging with a tangle of limbs and torsos, the rope would break. That’s what companies whose livelihoods were once asbestosdependent are like. With billions paid in asbestos settlements each year, the financial strain [...]

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Asbestos Trust Funds Scrutinized by Republicans in Congress

Imagine a hammock that more and more people keep piling into without anybody getting out. The weight would quickly become too burdensome to bear and, sagging with a tangle of limbs and torsos, the rope would break. That’s what companies whose livelihoods were once asbestosdependent are like. With billions paid in asbestos settlements each year, the financial strain [...]

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Asbestos Trust Funds Scrutinized by Republicans in Congress

Imagine a hammock that more and more people keep piling into without anybody getting out. The weight would quickly become too burdensome to bear and, sagging with a tangle of limbs and torsos, the rope would break. That’s what companies whose livelihoods were once asbestosdependent are like. With billions paid in asbestos settlements each year, the financial strain [...]

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Landfill Contaminated With Asbestos

Elbert County in Denver, CO has a unique asbestos abatement project to tackle – that of a public landfill and trash compactor site. The site has historically been used to dispose of roofing and building materials, much of which was from before the mid 1970’s when buildings were routinely constructed with an abundance of asbestos. The landfill [...]

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