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MA company fined for asbestos violations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, or MassDEP, recently fined a Delware-based company, Life Technologies Corporation, $7,940 for violating state asbestos regulations.  The violations occurred at one of the company's former locations at 94-96 South Street in Hopkinton. During MassDEP's inspection of the facility, investigators found floor tiles coated with asbestos-containing adhesive left in an […]

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PA elementary school begins asbestos removal

McKinley Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania closed Thursday to undergo renovations and asbestos removal. York City School District spokesperson stated, "The school district and the contractors that have been doing the work have been conducting industry standard tests throughout the abatement process…All the tests that they have done…have come up with safe results for the […]

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Despite decrease in asbestos, mesothelioma still on the rise

Statistics show that despite the decreased usage of asbestos since the 1970s, in 2008 only 1,609 tons of asbestos were used in the United States compared to the 885,000 tons in 1973, cases of mesothelioma continue to appear.  An estimated 10,000 people still die of asbestos exposure-related diseases a year. According to a study by […]

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Man sues for fear of contracting mesothelioma

Julius Boudreaux filed a federal lawsuit against his former employers J. Ray McDermott Inc. and McDermott Inc. in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.  Boudreaux worked for the defendants as a rigger in the Gulf of Mexico between 1965 and 1978.  After learning that he had been exposed to asbestos in materials he worked […]

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National Mesothelioma Awareness Day scheduled for Sept. 26th

House Representative Betty McCollum and Senator Patty Murray have created a bill to recognize mesothelioma through a national awareness day.  The bill is currently being reviewed by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and is sponsored by the Mesothelioma Research Foundation.   If approved, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day will take place on September 26th. […]

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