Encasing Asbestos in Soil May Not Be as Safe as Previously Believed

By now, the dangers of asbestos exposure are well-known and extensively documented. Asbestos, the name for a group of minerals, was prized throughout history for a range of applications. Now, it is a globally-acknowledged fact that exposure to asbestos may … Continue reading

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CA Senator pushes EPA to Act on Asbestos Risks

Last week, a Democratic Senator from California echoed the sentiments expressed earlier this summer by the Environmental Working Group (EWD) when she urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take a stronger and more proactive approach to asbestos regulation … Continue reading

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U.S. Steel gets Second Fine for Asbestos Exposure in Five Years

Earlier this month, U.S. Steel Corp was fined $170,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) after investigations showed that workers at a facility in Pittsburgh were exposed to asbestos in February and in March of 2016. The … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Shipyard gets Massive Fine for Asbestos, Lead Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed a fine of nearly $1.4 million for a Wisconsin shipyard company found to have committed multiple egregious violations in exposing workers to asbestos and lead without their knowledge and without proper … Continue reading

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Environmental Working Group calls on EPA to increase Asbestos Regulation

Now that the United States’ chemical laws have been updated for the first time since 1976, the advocacy group the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin their investigations into the 10 chemicals … Continue reading

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Janitor Redeemed after Blowing Whistle on Asbestos Exposure at School

A Michigan school janitor who was reprimanded, punished, and eventually laid off for reporting asbestos exposure violations at her former workplace was recently compensated for her suffering and damages. Business Insurance reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading

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Contractor may face 5 Years in Prison for Illegal Asbestos Removal

An Illinois contractor is facing a fine of up to $250,000 and a maximum of five years in prison for each of four alleged violations of the Clean Air Act as well as additional penalties for false statements he made … Continue reading

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Oregon Carpenter Awarded $8.7 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

After a trial that lasted for three and a half weeks, an Oregon jury recently awarded $8.7 million to a construction worker and his wife after determining that exposure to asbestos at work caused him to develop fatal mesothelioma cancer. … Continue reading

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$5 Million Asbestos Verdict Reinstated by California State Supreme Court

On Monday, the California Supreme Court reinstated a verdict that had been awarded to the family of a man who died from mesothelioma. The verdict had been appealed by a defendant, Special Electric Co., on grounds that the company had … Continue reading

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Washington State AG Files Criminal Charges in Asbestos Lawsuit Against Hotel Renovators

The Attorney General for Washington has filed multiple criminal charges against three employees of a company contracted to perform renovations on a Spokane hotel after investigations showed they violated several asbestos laws. In a press release issued on May 11, … Continue reading

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