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Grace Defense to Call Last Witness Wednesday

The defense attorneys in the WR Grace asbestos trial have said that they will call their last witness on Wednesday. Until then, they plan to call six more witnesses. If the last witness is called on Wednesday and closing arguments take a full day, Judge Molloy predicts that deliberation could begin as early as next […]

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Test Predicts Post Surgery Prognosis in Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital have come up with a test that will predict the prognosis of mesothelioma patients after surgery. In retrospective studies, the team found that expression ratios of four genes could distinguish between a good and a poor prognosis after surgery. They decided to perform another study to validate their […]

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Maine has Highest Mesothelioma Death Rate

A report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has revealed that the state of Maine has the highest death rate from mesothelioma of all US states. Between the years of 1999 and 2005, 173 Maine residents died of mesothelioma cancer. The report also stated that the mortality rate is expected to peak […]

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Stimulus Money Goes Toward Asbestos Abatement in Tacoma

The Tacoma Housing Authority will spend $4 million of its federal stimulus money on asbestos abatement and renovations across seven housing projects. The projects currently house low income senior citizens and disabled persons. It is expected that the renovation and abatement projects will also stimulate the economy by creating about 150 jobs. In addition to […]

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Asbestos Abatement for School to Cost $1M

In Youngstown, Ohio, the old West Elementary School is in need of asbestos abatement. The most recent estimate on the cost of that abatement has been priced at $1 million. Asbestos abatement is often very costly and can easily go well over $1 million for some buildings. For this elementary school, original estimates were over […]

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Center for Business and Industry Roof Leaking Asbestos

The roof of Building A of the Center for Business and Industry in Watertown, New York is leaking and has been found to contain asbestos. In 1997, the building underwent a $1.3 million renovation project that should have removed the roof and all the asbestos inside it. However, it has recently come to light that […]

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Asbestos Abatement for Guard Armory

The Missouri National Guard Armory in Cape Girardeau is receiving asbestos abatement for a renovation project. The entire project, including asbestos abatement and renovations to 30 rooms, will cost $1.5 million. Afterward, the building is expected to be about 99% asbestos free and will much better suit the needs of the soldiers stationed there. The […]

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Asbestos in Tennessee Hospital

The VA hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has been shown to contain asbestos and has not provided its employees with proper protective equipment. A former employee of the hospital worked for 30 years as an air conditioning mechanic. In that time, he was never provided with a respirator or any other protective equipment when working with […]

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Ash Grove Asbestos Results Released

The results of the Ash Grove Cement Company's asbestos testing was released on Wednesday. The tremolite asbestos was discovered on March 16 at the company's quarry. However, after more than a month of testing, the quarry has been deemed safe with low to negligible levels of asbestos in the air. When the asbestos was found, […]

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Evidence Thrown Out in WR Grace Trial

The prosection in the trial against WR Grace has submitted 53 exhibits recently and all but seven of them have been thrown out by Judge Donald Molloy. Most of the exhibits were documents and memoranda that detail health studies on mine workers and recommend against cooperating with investigations conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency. […]

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