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Vermont Health Dept Will Rerelease Asbestos Mine Study

Posted on February 27th, 2009 No Comments

In a study released by the Vermont Health Department, it was stated that living within a 10 mile radius of the abandoned Belvidere Mountain asbestos mine increased the risk of asbestosis. However, it was later released that the study was improperly conducted. The Vermont Health Department is now planning on rereleasing the study in early […]

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Judge Limits Expert’s Testimony

Posted on February 27th, 2009 No Comments

Two days into the asbestos case over WR Grace and Libby, Montana, the judge has made a ruling that limits the testimony of the Environmental Protection Agency official who orchestrated the Libby mine cleanup. The judge has ordered this official to refrain from discussing any scientific data in the trial. The entire city of Libby, […]

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New Bill Could Make Texas Mesothelioma Claims Easier

Posted on February 27th, 2009 No Comments

In the current Texas court system, mesothelioma sufferers who are seeking compensation must meet the same legal requirements as those who are suffering from asbestosis. This can make it very difficult for some victims to have their cases heard in their lifetimes. However, a new bill may lower the causation standard, making it easier for […]

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Utica City Hall Shut Down after Asbestos Scare

Posted on February 26th, 2009 No Comments

City Hall in Utica, New York had to shut down on Wednesday afternoon because of an asbestos scare. Subcontractors were working in a stairwell when they uncovered and disturbed some asbestos aroun 3:30pm. As a result, City Hall had to shut down and will probably not reopen until next week. Until then, the asbestos will […]

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Mesothelioma Hits Australia’s DIY Enthusiasts

Posted on February 26th, 2009 No Comments

For decades, citizens of Australia have been performing renovations and building new structures in their homes. Unfortunately, this has led to asbestos exposure and subsequent mesothelioma for many of those tens of thousands of people. Thes people are making up what some are calling the "third wave" of mesothelioma victims. The first two waves came […]

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Asbestos Removal for Chicago Public Housing

Posted on February 26th, 2009 No Comments

The Monroe County Housing Authority has announced plans to remove asbestos lining from pipes in 50 different public housing buildings. The removals are scheduled to  occur throughout 2009. Most of the affected buildings are located in Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg and Stroud Township. The housing authority claims that the public is not at risk of exposure […]

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Stratford, CT Residents Petition for Asbestos Removal

Posted on February 25th, 2009 No Comments

Many residents of Stratford, Connecticut are signing a petition for the removal of asbestos contaminated soil from city limits. Currently, there are approximately five thousand truckloads of asbestos containing soil spread across 24 different areas. The removal would be very costly, but there are already over four thousand signatures on the petition.  The proposal on […]

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Former Sailor Sues for Mesothelioma

Posted on February 25th, 2009 No Comments

A former valve specialist in the Navy was exposed to asbestos in the boiler rooms of two destroyers. This exposure led to the man developing malignant mesothelioma. The man's job had entailed replacing steam valves that were packed with asbestos. To accomplish this, the sailor had to repeatedly scrape out asbestos gaskets, releasing it into […]

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Man Sues 31 Corporations for Asbestos Exposure

Posted on February 25th, 2009 No Comments

A Texas man is suing 31 corporations for exposing him to the asbestos that has caused his malignant mesothelioma. The man has worked as a laborer, welder and supervisor for these companies who he claims were negligent in dealing with asbestos. According to the suit the man was exposed because of asbestos laden products and […]

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Asbestos Scare in Huntley Post Office

Posted on February 24th, 2009 No Comments

The asbesotos scare that occurred last week at the Huntley Post Office has been determined to be unfounded. The post office was closed down on Thursday during remodeling when some of the workers found tiles that they suspected might contain asbestos. The Environmental Protection Agency was called in to investigate. Upon further inspection, the EPA […]

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