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Asbestos Concerns in Rental Properties

A New York Times reader asked a question that is similar to many inquires we often receive at the Law Offices of Michael B. Serling. The question from the NY Times article is, “I am a rent-stabilized tenant living in … Continue reading

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Orange County California districts should be more aware of asbestos in schools, grand jury says

According to the Orange County Register News, local education leaders should make sure their staffers and contractors are aware of how to deal with hazardous materials and improve communication with the community regarding school construction projects, an Orange County Grand … Continue reading

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Asbestos contractors hire homeless

According to the Detroit Free Press, a Bay City contractor recruited workers at a homeless shelter and paid them cash to remove pipes wrapped in insulation made with asbestos. The workers had no training, no protective gear, no water to … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Asbestos Regulation

According to the Detroit Free Press, by the numbers: 7,607: The number of notifications to MIOSHA about asbestos abatement projects in fiscal 2015. That’s double the 3,623 in fiscal 2010. 223: The number of licensed asbestos contractors in Michigan in … Continue reading

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Detroit Edison ‘Mighty Marysville’ plant imploded

According to the Detroit Free Press, samples of dust that landed in Canada after the implosion of the former Marysville DTE power plant in late 2015 have tested negative for asbestos. Kate Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Ontario Ministry of … Continue reading

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Factory Owner Admits Exposing Workers to Asbestos

According to democratandchronicle.com, an Avon man has admitted that he knowingly subjected untrained workers – including a 16-year-old boy – to asbestos at a Rochester warehouse, court records show. Anastasio “Taso” Kolokouris, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating federal Clean … Continue reading

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Concealing Mississippi Queen Asbestos

According to washingtontimes.com, A San Francisco woman faces up to two years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to a federal charge that she didn’t tell Louisiana regulators about asbestos in the Mississippi … Continue reading

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Asbestos in Old Homes: Information and Tips

Asbestos has been used in home construction for many years. Homes built prior to the 1970s may have several asbestos containing materials. Thisoldhouse.com provides some helpful information regarding how to identify and safely remove the asbestos materials from your home. … 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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