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Asbestos requires careful demolition of old Sylva, North Carolina auto shop

According to ABC News Channel 13 in Western Carolina, what used to be an old automotive shop in Sylva is now a vacant lot. The building that used to stand along West Main Street housed the empty P&M Automotive business. … Continue reading

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Asbestos Dangers Still Lurking

According to usnews.com, health experts say asbestos continues to make us sick, despite the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began banning asbestos in the 1970s. Asbestos is still found in older buildings and allowed in newly produced materials … Continue reading

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Canadian Federal Labor Minister Says She Will Consider Asbestos Ban

According to cbc.ca, the Canadian federal government is considering a ban of asbestos in construction projects. However, for now the government is just “monitoring the situation”. Asbestos has already been banned in Australia, New Zealand and the European Union, but … Continue reading

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Asbestos Waste Piling Up With Fewer Places to Put it

Asbestos is still a worldwide problem. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, about 20 kilograms (about 44 pounds) of asbestos-contaminated waste is generated for every person in Australia, and the problem is growing. With “no good plans” to deal with … Continue reading

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Telecommunications Workers at Risk for Exposures to Asbestos Containing Products

A new article from npr.org states that telecommunications workers nationwide are at risk for exposures to asbestos containing products. The article, mainly focused on a recent victim to a rare case of mesothelioma, talks about how he worked with asbestos … Continue reading

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Australian Scientists and Mesothelioma Victims Unite

According to abc.net, victims of asbestos-related mesothelioma have joined medical researchers to try and find a cure for the deadly disease. The article begins with introducing Barry Knowles. Barry worked as a building and handled asbestos materials all of his … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Largest Asbestos Release Nets Probation for Kalamazoo Woman

Earlier this year, Mlive.com reported that a Kalamazoo woman and two men were responsible for “Michigan’s largest asbestos release in at least 40 years” had received convictions in a federal case. The three were facing up to five years in … Continue reading

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What is Asbestos?

In the following post, we are going to share some general information about asbestos and just what it is. All information provided below was retrieved from http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/intheworkplace/asbestos Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of minerals that is found in soil … Continue reading

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Asbestos Abatement Slows Demolition of Marysville Detroit Edison Plant

According to the Detroit Free Press and the Port Huron Times Herald, due to the need to abate more asbestos at the site than was originally anticipated, the possible implosion of the Marysville DTE power plant has been delayed. The … Continue reading

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Retailers Respond to Asbestos in Children’s Products

The Hill reported on August 7, 2015 that, four retailers responded to Senate Democrats calls to remove children’s products that tested positive for asbestos fibers from store shelves. Last month, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund found fibers of … Continue reading

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