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Mass. Woman Accused of Asbestos Crimes Disappears

A North Andover, Massachusetts woman named Albania Deleon has disappeared after being convicted of 28 felonies related to asbestos crimes. Deleon ran Environmental Compliance Training (ECT), a New England asbestos training school. The school was designed to teach professionals the proper way to handle asbestos during construction or abatement projects, but instead of teaching anyone […]

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Mesothelioma Experts Gather in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.'s Omni Shoreham Hotel will be hosting the 2009 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma June 25th through June 27th. The event will cover recent developments in treatment options, advancements in clinical trials, and other relevant research.  The three day symposium will feature talks from patients and experts alike. The first day will be organized around the idea […]

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Family Receives $2M for Asbestos Case

The family of a woman who was exposed to asbestos years ago was awarded $2 million by a jury. The Illinois woman was exposed to the dangerous substance when she washed her first husband's clothing. The husband had been a worker at the Union Asbestos and Rubber Company where he was exposed to and covered […]

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Looking for Early Detection Methods

Mesothelioma is a very difficult form of cancer to treat in part because it is so difficult to diagnose. Because of this, researchers have been looking for a way to diagnose mesothelioma in its early stages. One group of researchers has been looking into low dose computed tomography (LDCT) to accomplish this. They recently did […]

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New Method of Asbestos Abatement to be Used

At Chaffee Crossing in Arkansas, a fire destroyed over 150 asbestos containing buildings spread over 100 acres on Jan 29, 2008. The cost of asbestos abatement for the land was originally estimated at $4.6 million. However, a new method is going to be tested and possibly used for the entirety of the 100 acres. If […]

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Oregon City Fined for Asbestos Violation

The city of Central Pointe, Oregon was fined by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to provide asbestos protection to their workers. In February, the city completed a demolition project on a building without taking the necessary asbestos abatement procedures. While no one was exposed to asbestos in the demolition project, the […]

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Midtown Plaza to Receive Asbestos Abatement

Midtown Plaza in Rochester, New York is going to receive asbestos abatement. Th $34 million contract has gone to Lockport based Cambria Contracting Inc. This contract will likely be good for the economy in Rochester as it will provide jobs to more than 200 people. On top of that, and more importantly, the abatement will […]

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WR Grace Funds Mesothelioma Treatment for Libby

WR Grace is renewing their $250,000 donation to St John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby, Montana. The hospital provides medical treatment for the town of Libby and surrounding South Lincoln County. WR Grace has been donating to St John's for the last 10 years with amounts totalling more than $2 million over the decade. The hospital […]

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Billings Courthouse Asbestos Concerns

The James F Battin Federal Courthouse in Billings, Montana has had its share of asbestos problems. The first came in December of 2005 when a new elevator was being added to the building for the transport of federal prisoners. Asbestos was found and the building was shut down for a week. The following asbestos issue […]

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Senator Calls for Cleanup of Libby

In the wake of the WR Grace trial, Libby, Montana is still covered in asbestos. The community has seen over 200 asbestos related deaths and approximately 2,000 asbestos related illnesses. Because of the asbestos, the town is a Superfund site and Senator Jon Tester has a plan for its cleanup. In a recent hearing, Tester […]

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