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Woman files suit against 65 companies for asbestos-related death

A West Virginia woman filed a mesothelioma suit this week naming 65 companies as responsible for the death of her brother. The suit alleges that the woman's brother’s death was caused by working with asbestos-laden products that were made or used by the defendant companies. Her brother was diagnosed with mesothelioma on February 22 and […]

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Florida jury awards man $14 million

A Florida man has been awarded $14 million in a mesothelioma suit. According to court documents, the man was exposed to asbestos during the 1970s when he worked at his family's construction company. At the time, asbestos was used in joint compounds in the construction industry. Union Carbide, a chemical manufacturing company, was found to […]

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EPA helps state forces clean up Boy Scout reservation

The EPA, including federal and state clean-up workers, recently completed the task of identifying and removing asbestos contamination from the Mt. Norris Boy Scout Reservation in Eden Mills, Vt. The camp facility is owned and operated by the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. Work on the site was begun in early 2009, after […]

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Alaska company fined for asbestos safety violations

Northern Lights Center LLC, the owner of an Anchorage, Alaska, warehouse that used to house a Matanuska Maid creamery, was recently fined $70,000 for failing to protect employees from asbestos while they were renovating the structure after the creamery shut down. Alaska Occupation Safety and Health accused the company of knowing that the building contained […]

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Decades-old problems persist for town plagued by asbestos

For the residents of Libby, Montana, the effects of asbestos exposure can be seen in the health-related issues that have plagued many of the townspeople. Libby was once home to the W.R. Grace coal mine, and since the 1980's, nearly 400 people in the town have died due to asbestos-related illness. This included mine workers, […]

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Florida man awarded $14 million in mesothelioma suit

A 59-year-old man has recently been awarded $14 million in a suit claiming that he contracted mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos. A jury found that a chemical manufacturing company, Union Carbide, was negligent in the case for selling asbetos fibers to other companies. The 57-year-old man was exposed to this asbestos when working for […]

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Florida renovation project halted for asbestos removal

A construction project in Lee County, Florida must be halted in order to remove dirt and pilings that contain asbestos from the area. The project was supposed to be finished by the end of May, but now will be pushed back. On May 18, workers will be removing the toxins from the area. They will […]

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Asbestos found at Wisconsin high school

Asbestos has been found at the Nicolet School District in Wisconsin, but officials say that the asbestos removal project will not begin until after classes end for the year. The Superintendent said in a statement that the asbestos abatement will be conducted by experts and will follow the strict state and federal guidelines. He also […]

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Massachusetts workers plead guilty in asbestos violations

Two men from Middleborro, Massachusetts have plead guitly to charges that they have violated the Massachusetts Clean Air Act by failing to appropriately dispose of asbestos. The charges stem from an incident where the two men of Northeast Demolition and Removal ordered that parts of a building be torn down before asbestos had been removed. […]

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Texas painter wins sum in asbestos suit

A painter from Dallas, Texas who developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure recently won a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corporation and other product manufacturers for mining and manufacturing harmful products. The man was awarded a substantial sum by the jury for the development of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos. The painter was […]

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