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New York United Nations building to undergo asbestos removal

The United Nations headquarters in New York City will be undergoing a $2 billion renovation. Projects that will be done include the removal of the known carcinogen, asbestos, from the building. Along with this, the building will also be replacing its windows in order to put in ‘blast-proof panes,’ an idea thought of because of […]

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Nebraska insurance company files lawsuit against state of Montana

The state of Montana has now been sued by a Nebraska insurance company claiming that they are owed $16 million in order to cover asbestos lawsuit claims that came from residents in the town of Libby. Most of the money went to an asbestos settlement filed by over a thousand residents of the town who […]

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DOE officials report completion of asbestos removal project

Officials with the Department of Energy have announced that the asbestos removal project at Portsmouth Site in Piketon has been completed and many similar removal processes like this one will be beginning. The project took place at the X-333 Process Building, a former gas diffusion plant, in order for it to be torn down. Asbestos […]

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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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Indiana school with asbestos to be demolished

The Tri-Creek School Board in Indiana recently released a report stating that they will be demolishing Lowell Middle School because it contains asbestos fibers that could be very harmful to the students’ and staff’s heath. The school district was granted an asbestos abatement construction contract to have the school safely demolished without releasing asbestos fibers. […]

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HUD investigates Ohio city’s asbestos removal

Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are investigating an asbestos removal project done in Youngstown, Ohio.  Specifically, investigators are looking at whether or not the city paid a company to remove asbestos from eight properties throughout the city before receiving official documentation that the contractor had completed the projects. The city […]

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Kansas City suit continues on behalf of asbestos victim

Recently, an asbestos lawsuit filed in Kansas City, Missouri was changed to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a judicial administrative worker who was exposed to asbestos and contracted mesothelioma.  Nancy Lopez discovered she had mesothelioma in 2009 after 30 years of working at the Jackson County Courthouse.  She filed suit in March […]

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W. VA couple names 95 defendants in asbestos exposure lawsuit

A West Virginia couple has named 95 defendants in a asbestos exposure and mesothelioma lawsuit.  The defendants range from insurers to power companies, manufacturers and several other businesses and individuals.  It is not uncommon for several defendants to be involved in a mesothelioma lawsuit because asbestos exposure is usually the result of several companies' failure […]

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Asbestos found in outdoor steam-heat pipes in Indiana

Officials from Indiana's Department of Environmental Management recently found asbestos in the outdoor steam-heat pipes at Jefferson Proving Ground.  The agency investigated the location after they received an anonymous tip.  Investigators carefully stripped material from the inside of the steam-heat pipes and found that asbestos was present. The IDEM notified the current landowner whom will […]

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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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