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Steve McQueen’s widow fights for asbestos victims as star said it killed him

According to the United Kingdom Newspaper the Mirror, Steve McQueen was the King of Cool, a screen icon… and a victim of a killer disease. I wanted to revisit this 2009 article. It is just as relevant today as it … Continue reading

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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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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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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-related cancer costs Canadians billions

According to Canada’s Globe and Mail Newspaper, a first-ever estimate of the toll of asbestos-related cancers on society pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate. The economic burden … Continue reading

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Montreal Asbestos Activist

According to the Montreal Gazette, Helping to acknowledge and turn the tide on asbestos exposure, Kathleen Ruff will receive a medal of honor in Quebec’s National Assembly for her decade of work to stop Canada’s asbestos trade, work that some … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Trial Stopped After Jimmy Carter Drug Shrinks Tumors

According to NBC News, researchers have stopped a study of a new lung cancer drug, saying it’s so effective they want to offer it to all the patients in the trial. The drug, Keytruda, is the same drug that former … 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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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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