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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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State overturns asbestos lawsuit decision regarding machine maker

Earlier this week, the state overturned a decision regarding an asbestos lawsuit that was first decided in June 2010. The lawsuit claimed that the makers of a brake grinding machine were negligent in causing mechanics to develop asbestos-related diseases. The lawsuits claim that the brake shoe grinding machines released asbestos as a result of grinding […]

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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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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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Proposed law may help mesothelioma sufferers

Proposed laws in the legislature will allow for the Food and Drug Administration to more quickly approve innovative new medications that may help mesothelioma sufferers, who do not have time to wait for the usually long drug approval process. The goal of this proposed law it to make it more possible for those who suffer […]

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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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Man’s family awarded $9 million in asbetos case

The family of a man that died of an asbestos-related disease after working on a shipyard for years has been awarded nearly $9 million in an asbestos lawsuit. According to officials in the case, the jury found that the company that employed the man for 37 years, John Crane Inc., was negligent. The lawsuit claims […]

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Rare Disease Day scheduled for Feb. 29

This year, the National Organization for Rare Disorders has scheduled their fourth annual Rare Disease Day for February 29. The slogan for this year’s Rare Disease Day is “Rare but Strong Together.” Mesothelioma, like about 7,000 other conditions, is considered a rare disease. About 30 million Americans suffer from diseases that are considered to be […]

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Jackson County asbestos lawsuit settled last month

An asbestos lawsuit that was filed in the Jackson County Courthouse has now been settled for $10 million. According to news sources, the woman filed the lawsuit against the engineering company that built the Kansas City courthouse for allegedly not taking the proper precautions for handling asbestos. The woman worked at the courthouse for nearly […]

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Vermont towns to vote on asbestos mines in area

Two towns in Vermont will be voting on an asbestos mine in the area in order to determine if the area should be declared a Superfund hazardous waste spot. Officials with the development corporation have stated that it could cost nearly $200 million in order to clean the site, but the long term plan includes […]

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