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Three Chattanooga men sentenced for asbestos violations

Three Chattanooga men have been sentenced to prison by a federal judge after violating the Clean Air Act by releasing asbestos fibers into the air during a demolition project at a textile mill. Court documents state that one man was the property owner, another was the site foreman, and the third was a demolition contractor […]

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Asbestos removal begins at Buckingham Palace

An asbestos problem has recently been found at Buckingham Palace and officials have said that may take nearly 20 years to remove all of the carcinogenic material from the home. On Monday, it was released that removing the asbestos from the floor ducts in the south wing would cost over one million pounds. Areas of […]

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Asbestos removal at Pasco High School begins this week

Asbestos removal at Pasco High School is set to start this week and certain areas of the school will be closed as a result. The asbestos will be removed from the roof and it is non-friable asbestos which means that it will not break apart as easily. This makes it safer to move because asbestos […]

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Asbestos removal to occur at courthouse library in Northampton

Asbestos removal has begun at the law library at the Northampton County Courthouse after officials with the Environmental Protection Agency were told about the findings almost a year ago. This is the second time asbestos has been found in this space, which has lead investigators to question how the carcinogen returned to the area. Officials […]

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Asbestos debris found at new Cedar Rapids library site

Asbestos was discovered by workers at the new Cedar Rapids library site and this will most likely postpone the opening. According to on-site workers, the asbestos was found underneath the building that was being removed to make room for the library. The building used to be school and the officials believe that the debris is […]

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EPA: Restrictions made on use of heavy equipment in asbestos removal

Regulators with the Department of Energy have stated that the use of heavy machinery when removing asbestos-containing materials has been restricted during demolition projects out of the concern of those working. The agreement was recently signed after the inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency stated that the removal of asbestos at a Hanford building […]

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California man sentenced for violating Clean Air Act

A California man has been sentenced to four months in jail after violating asbestos violations and the federal Clean Air Act. According to officials, the man’s sentencing has just been made public after the incident that occurred in 2006. The man’s company was developing an apartment complex and the man was aware that the ceiling […]

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Florida man sues 53 companies in asbestos lawsuit

A Florida man has named 53 companies in a lawsuit that was filed after he was diagnosed with the rare lung cancer, Mesothelioma. According to the lawsuit that was filed last month, the man developed mesothelioma after working with asbestos or asbestos containing materials between the years of 1953 and 1982 while he was employed […]

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Madison Square Garden closes for asbestos cleaning

Tuesday's New York Knicks game against the Orlando Magic was cancelled after officials at Madison Square Garden became concerned that asbestos was released into the arena after an asbestos cleaning on Monday evening.  The cleaning took place after Monday's New York Rangers hockey game and officials said that Tuesday's game was cancelled "out of an […]

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EPA to remove asbestos from vacant St. Louis factory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that they will be using $26 million to clean up a long-vacant plant in St. Louis. The site, formerly Carter Carburetor, a carburetor manufacturing plant, was found to have unacceptably dangerous amounts of asbestos remaining in the factory.  The factory is located next door to a youth center. […]

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