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City awarded grant to have asbestos removed from town center

The city of Mt. Pleasant was recently awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for $200,000 that will allow them to remove asbestos from nearly 21 building structures. Most of the town center, which spans across 300 acres, has been closed since 2009 due to the asbestos contamination. City officials have stated that the […]

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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 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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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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Over 400 former dockyard workers file asbestos lawsuits in U.S.

Over 400 former dockyard workers have filed class action and individual asbestos lawsuits after being exposed to the known carcinogen while working on U.S. warships. The workers or their heirs are currently seeking compensation for these damages. Many of the workers who were stationed at HM Drydocks, now known as the Malta Drydocks, have died […]

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Chevron and Texaco sued in abestos lawsuit

The family of a man has now filed a lawsuit against Texaco and Chevron alleging that the two companies caused the man to develop an asbestos-related disease by exposing him to toxic fibers. The lawsuit was filed last week in the Jefferson County Court and claims that the two companies caused the man to suffer […]

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Asbestos lawsuit with $15.2 million settlement appealed by Conoco Phillips

Conoco Phillips has now appealed a $15.2 million asbestos lawsuit regarding the case of a oil drill worker who claimed that he was exposed to asbestos on the job and this caused him to develop lung cancer. According to the Associated Press, oral arguments will be beginning on the case by January 30 in the […]

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EPA files asbestos suit against Philadelphia contractor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a civil lawsuit against a contractor who allegedly removed asbestos illegally from a building in 2007. According to the lawsuit, Lovett Contracting did not have a building inspected for asbestos and illegally had 3,000 feet of asbestos insulation removed. The Philadelphia contracting company is facing six charges and […]

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Michigan dorm residents concerned with asbestos findings

Students at Eastern Michigan University are concerned with recent asbestos findings in the dorm’s hallway and are asking questions about their safety. According to environmental safety officials, the asbestos is not in the actual living area of any students and it is not a concern. Although asbestos was used in many buildings, it does not […]

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