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Asbestos Violations Result in Fines

OSHA Fines County Government for Asbestos Violations Davidson County in North Carolina now has a few less dollars in its pocket, thanks to their disregard as to the handling of asbestos in their county courthouse. Unfortunately, it amounts to little more than a slap on the wrist, even though the presence of asbestos – and exposure Read More

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Class-action Suit Against US Steel

Clairton Residents File Class-action Suit Against US Steel Residents of the Allegheny County city of Clairton have forged a class-action suit against U.S. Steel, claiming that the company’s Clairton Coke Works has negatively affected their property values because of the pollution it causes.

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Mesothelioma Talc Case Headed to Philadelphia Courts

Another Mesothelioma Talc Case Headed to Philadelphia Courts Yet another high-profile talcum powder asbestos case is coming to the courts, this time to Philadelphia, where Brandt vs. Bon-Ton Stores is in its early stages. Attorneys for the plaintiff say the case “may set a pattern for a growing area for tort claims.”

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Electromelt

In a small garage in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, a sheet metal fabricating company was born some 40 years ago in 1974. With big-name customers being among the company’s first clients, including a well-known marine electronics manufacturer, that little company – Electromet Corporation – grew quickly. It wasn’t long, says the company’s historian, before Electromet and its Read More

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Asbestos Water Pipes

Asbestos Water Pipes Cause Fibers in Drinking Water When the Public Works Commission for the town of Arp, Texas was flushing the town’s water system a few weeks ago, one of its employees saw something strange in the water.

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Asbestos Suit Results in Another Huge Loss for Crane

Man Sickened with Mesothelioma Sues Crane A couple in Oregon was awarded $5.4 million earlier this week in a case against the U.S. Navy and John Crane Inc. This is the second large amount the gasket and packing material company was ordered to pay within the last two weeks.

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Federal Funds Headed to Libby Asbestos Disaster

They’re still trying to clean up the worst environmental disaster in the United States…and it will continue to take lots of money to do so. Thankfully, an addition $1.6 million in federal funds is being allocated to the Libby (Montana) Superfund Site in hopes that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality can continue their work Read More

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Mesothelioma Clinical Trial With Bayer Drug Fails

Bayer pharmaceuticals company had hoped for success with its new experimental drug, anetumab ravtansine, for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. But after a disappointing clinical trial, the company announced yesterday that they would not proceed any further at this time. Anetumab ravtansine “has missed its primary endpoint of progression-free survival as a second-line monotherapy Read More

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Potential Asbestos Contamination at Apartment Fire

There’s trouble in paradise after a massive fire at a huge Honolulu, Hawaii apartment building left the area strewn with asbestos and left residents and others wondering whether it’s safe both inside and outside of their apartments. According to a story on KHON-TV, the July 14th blaze, which destroyed dozens of units at the Marco Read More

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Armory Project will Expose Many to Asbestos

A 1906-built armory in the busy Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn is being promised a new life. But a preservationist and an environmental justice attorney those taking part in the rejuvenation project aren’t paying attention to the dangers that could expose many to asbestos. Architect and preservationist, Dr. Juan Blanco Ruiz, says he read the Phase Read More

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