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Shipyard worker’s widow files lawsuits over husband’s asbestos exposure

The Louisiana Record reported on August 8 that several companies are facing wrongful death lawsuits from a woman whose late husband allegedly died of asbestos-related cancer after he was exposed to the hazardous material in his workplace in Gretna. According to Kermit Holmes’ widow Shirely, her husband succumbed to mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestosis in 2013 after he was […]

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EPA fines developer $1.6 for asbestos violations

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently fined a developer after he hired an unlicensed contractor to demolish a building on a sawmill property. The unlicensed contractor allegedly spent eight months tearing, chipping, and crushing asbestos-containing materials. The improper demolition released asbestos particles into the air near a residential neighborhood, prompting the EPA to deem the […]

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Construction crews discover asbestos at Washington high school

An unexpected asbestos find at Wapato High School in Washington state has delayed the renovations planned for the school. The demolition portion of the project, which was originally set to be completed by the beginning of school, will now go on through the first few weeks of class. Officials with the school have stated that the […]

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City awarded grant to have asbestos removed from town center

The city of Mt. Pleasant was recently awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for $200,000 that will allow them to remove asbestos from nearly 21 building structures. Most of the town center, which spans across 300 acres, has been closed since 2009 due to the asbestos contamination. City officials have stated that the […]

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City recieves grant to have asbestos removed from theater

Steubenville, Ohio has announced that the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund has granted them $96,700 to fund as asbestos removal project at the Grand Theater that is located on South Fourth Street. Throughout the state, the Clean Ohio Council has approved more than $19 million in grants that will cover more than 11 cleanup projects and […]

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Firehouse in Philadelphia closes due to asbestos concerns

A firehouse in Philadelphia is closing in order to have maintenance repairs made including the possible removal of asbestos that is on some of the old water pipe encasing. The firehouse currently houses Ladder 15 and Medic Unit 47 and is located in Frankfort. Asbestos material is a known carcinogen that becomes a hazard when […]

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New study shows link to asbestos and heart disease

A new study shows that there may be  a link between heart attacks and people that were exposed to asbestos on the job and that this condition may affect women more than men. Asbestos has already been known to cause rare and aggressive lung disease and cancer such as mesothelioma, but the latest study shows […]

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Two new approaches looks at treating Mesothelioma

Pleural malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that is caused primarily by breathing in airborne asbestos particles. Although asbestos is not used anymore in buildings, it was very popular for some time. Therefore, people are still exposed to it when older buildings are demolished. Recently, there have been increased cases in Minnesota due […]

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EPA files asbestos suit against Philadelphia contractor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a civil lawsuit against a contractor who allegedly removed asbestos illegally from a building in 2007. According to the lawsuit, Lovett Contracting did not have a building inspected for asbestos and illegally had 3,000 feet of asbestos insulation removed. The Philadelphia contracting company is facing six charges and […]

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Merlin Olsen’s family files mesothelioma lawsuit over his death

The family of former actor and football Hall of Famer, Merlin Olsen, has filed a lawsuit against 10 different companies who they claim were the reason that Olsen developed mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused from exposure to asbestos. Olsen’s wife and three children filed the lawsuit against the companies that either manufactured or […]

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