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Mesothelioma victim dies before asbestos lawsuit goes to court

A mesothelioma victim, who filed an asbestos lawsuit against dozens of companies  claiming that they were negligent in protecting him against harmful asbestos materials, died while in the middle of the deposition process for the lawsuit and never got to make it to his court hearing. Now, his family is claiming that the defendant’s attorney […]

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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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Government report reveals increase in asbestos imports

A recent government report reveals that the amount of imports containing asbestos and raw asbestos imports coming into the U.S. increased in 2011. The report, the 2012 United States Geological Survey of mineral commodities, states that asbestos-containing imports coming into the U.S. increased by 34 percent in 2011.  From January 2011 through July 2011, the […]

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Widow files suit after husband dies of asbestos-related disease

The widow of a man that died of an asbestos-related disease has now filed a lawsuit against Texaco and Chevron USA. According to the lawsuit, the man worked at Texaco in Port Author where he was exposed to asbestos dust. He was later diagnosed with pulmonary asbestosis and died in March 2010. The suit alleges […]

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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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City commissioners delay purchase of building in order to check for asbestos

City commissioners have delayed the decision to purchase the Elk Lodge in order to find out whether or not the building has asbestos in it. Officials want an asbestos study to be conducted in order to determine whether or not the cost to renovate the building will be too high. The city intended to buy […]

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Man wins $322 million in asbestos lawsuit

A Mississippi man was recently awarded $322 million in an asbestos lawsuit filed against Chevron Phillips Chemical and Union Carbide Corp.  According to the lawsuit, the worker was exposed to asbestos while mixing drilling additive which was later sold by the defendants. The plantiff worked for the companies from 1979 through the mid 1980’s.  During […]

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