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EPA Continues Testing for Asbestos in Washington

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing its testing of asbestos levels at an old W.R. Grace Zonolite factory near Spokane, Washington.  The agency is concerned by levels of the hazardous fiber in the soil of neighborhood yards, and is investigating to see if raking or shoveling the dirt could have caused dangerous levels of […]

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Historic Cheyney University to Have Asbestos Removed

Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak has helped to secure the $300,000 required to remove the asbestos from Cheyney University.  The famous and historically black institution was founded for African Americans pursuing higher education opportunities in the slave era United States, making it the first university of its kind in the nation.  Many of the buildings which […]

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Widow of Pipefitter Awarded $1.4M in Mesothelioma Case

A Tennessee jury has awarded the wife of a man who died of mesothelioma $1.4 million.  The case alleged that North Brothers had knowingly sold deffective products which exposed the husband to asbestos.  The woman also named several other pipe makers in the suit, although the other firms either settled out of court or were […]

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Some in Canada Move to Ban Asbestos

Despite the fact that asbestos has long been known to cause such diseases as mesothelioma and asbestosis, the Canadian province of Quebec continues to mine asbestos, and Ottawa and Quebec City continue to promote the sale of the substance, according to a September 28, 2009 article published in the Montreal Gazette.  Asbestos is known to […]

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Dumping of Asbestos in Environment

 The dumping of asbestos into the environment is a serious problem.  When an individual or company decides to pollute the environment by dumping asbestos waste,  they are risking a lot considering the effects of environmental exposure and possible exposure to people. The dumping of asbestos into the environment is very dangerous for a variety of […]

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Celebrated entertainment columnist dies of mesothelioma complications

Longtime Variety columnist Army Archerd died of complications related to mesothelioma Tuesday. Archered covered the enetertainment industry for more than 50 years and was known for his caring, genuine reporting. Archerd was known for his style of writing, using three dots to end sentences to create a talkative tone. While he was celebrated for his […]

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September 26 is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

On September 26, 2009, volunteers across the nation will once again work together to spread information and awareness about the cancer mesothelioma. The first National Mesothelioma Awareness Day was observed in 2005, and has since grown into an important event with support from the federal government, local agencies, and many private businesses. Mesothelioma is an […]

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Army Archerd Dies of Mesothelioma

Army Archerd, one of the longest lasting journalists in Hollywood, has died at the age of 87 from mesothelioma cancer. The reporter began his career with the Associated Press on October 18, 1945 and went on to Daily Variety, now just Variety, in 1953. His last column for the periodical was published September 1, 2005 […]

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Asbestos Violations Lead to Fine

In Alaska, an Anchorage based contractor has been fined for asbestos violations. Coldfoot Environmental Services Inc carried out demolition projects at Harborview Hospital in Valdez and at two warehouses in Juneau and Valdez. The company did not notify inspectors of asbestos when they came out to the sites. Because the company did not provide proper […]

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School Opening Delayed by Asbestos

In Shoreham, Vermont, Shoreham Elementary School will be opening later than expected because of asbestos problems. The school will open its doors to students on September 14, two weeks later than initially scheduled. The delay is due to a need to remove toxic mold and asbestos that was found during a carpet cleaning in July. […]

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