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Connecticut to spend $2.3 million to clean up asbestos

The state of Connecticut has approved $2.3 million dollars to remove asbestos from its Brownfield sites.  The money is being distributed between six Connecticut municipalities for both commercial and residential sites.  Funds are being given by the Municipal Brownfield Pilot Program established in 2006.  Authorities believe that cleaning these sites will not only protect Connecticut […]

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Asbestos found at Ft. Bliss housing

Debris containing asbestos has been found on the housing at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. An official said that asbestos was found in the siding of the homes where people were living. They do not know how much asbestos is in the debris, but it has been tested and is said to be low […]

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Study to be done on mesothelioma risk and firefighters

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health along with the U.S. Fire Administration will conduct a study on current and retired firefighters to determine if their is a risk of firefighters being exposed to asbestos on the job. The study will include veiwing health records of 18,000 firefighters and will examine if their is […]

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U.S. Senate declares first week of April “National Asbestos Awareness Week”

The United States Senate recently passed S. RES. 427, a resolution which both urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate Americans as to the severe dangers of asbestos exposure and declares the first week of April to be "National Asbestos Awareness Week." Linda Reinstein, CEO and Co-founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), […]

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Asbestos removal at a New York civic center completed

Asbestos removal at New York's Potsdam Civic Center has been completed after the death of an employee. The project cost $50,000 and there is still some work that needs to be done in the basement, which still contains asbestos. A long-time emloyee of the civic center died of mesothelioma and her family filed a wrongful […]

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Rail Workers Sue CSX for Asbestos Exposure

Four former CSX employees in Tampa, Florida have filed a lawsuit alleging the company is responsible for the asbestos-related lung cancer they have developed.   The lawsuit was filed by four men who say that over the past forty years they were never warned by CSX about the health risks associated with long term asbestos […]

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Jury awards woman $17.87 million in asbestos case

An Illinois woman was awarded over $17 million after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace, which she believes caused her to develop mesothelioma. The woman worked as a secretary for  Union Asbestos and Rubber Co. from 1967 to 1969. Two companies were named as defendants in the case because they share corporate predecessors. The […]

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Former Nurse Dies of Mesothelioma; Family Wants Answers

A retired nurse recently died from a rare form of lung cancer, mesothelioma. Her family wants more information and is asking anyone who worked with her to come forward. The woman worked as a nurse in a hospital with her husband for three years. Her husband was a boilerman. Since Boilermen and other manual labor […]

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Bridge Reopens after asbestos abatement

A bridge in Tampa, Florida is no reopened after being closed for repairs and asbestos abatement. The bridge, which is a main cummute for people going to and from the downtown area, has been closed since July. The bridges dates to the 1920s. Asbestos was used to be used often in building material such as […]

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Mexico: Increased Usage of Asbestos

In Mexico, the increased usage of asbestos in industrial projects are leading to more cases of mesothelioma, a rare form cancer. Researchers are urging that industrial companies stop using asbestos so that there will not be a huge breakout of asbestos-related diseases. Occupational health researchers in Mexico are looking into the issue and dound that […]

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