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  • EU Request UK to bring the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 into line with EU Law

    On the 16th of February 2011 the European Commission issued a press release stating that they had asked the UK to change provisions that exempt some maintenance and repair activities from the application of the EU directive1 on protection of workers from asbestos. This decision was taken as a result of a complaint made by the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) in 2006 to the ...

  • EPA study looks for better asbestos removal technology

    Dallas, Texas – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the release of a draft report that evaluates an alternative demolition process for buildings containing asbestos. Scientists and engineers from EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory and the Dallas regional office compared the current process of demolishing a dilapidated, asbestos-containing structure with a new ...

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    ABCOV® Process Cleanly Destroys Asbestos By William Mirick, Robert Dvorin and Tony Nocito A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a number of years, first in the laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • EnviroVantage performs demolition of four structures completing entire project with only 1 dumpster of trash

    The Elliott Rose Farm in Dover, NH included 4 greenhouses; 3 at 800 feet in length and 1 at 400 feet. Due to age and snow pressure, it was necessary to re-enforce the metal framing with wood. The only way to secure the wood, glass and frame was to use caulking that, unfortunately in the 1970’s, contained asbestos. In 2003, the rose farm shut down but the land was still very valuable. ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • ARI Technologies, Inc. signs deal with major UK asbestos removal firm

    ARI Technologies, Inc., a leading waste management technology developer has signed an agreement granting exclusive licensing rights for its patented thermochemical conversion technology to Pectel Group, a leader in the asbestos removal industry in the UK and Ireland. This innovative technology was developed, patented and commercialized by ARI. It destroys asbestos fibers through a thermal and ...

  • Iowa man sentenced to 41 months in prison for conspiring to violate the clean air act

    Bobby Joe Knapp, of West Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James E. Gritzner to 41 months in prison for conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act. The former owner and operator of the Equitable Building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, was also sentenced for violating Clean Air Act asbestos work practice standards for his role during the renovation of more than 10 floors of ...

  • EPA estimates on toxicity of Libby Asbestos available for public comment and independent scientist review

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the public with an opportunity to comment on draft toxicity values for a unique form of asbestos called Libby Amphibole asbestos. The toxicity assessment provides a toxicological review of a specific type of asbestos found in northwest Montana and proposes draft toxicity values for both cancer and non-cancer health effects. When final, ...

  • Illinois Company Receives $127K Asbestos Fine

    Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune published a report about an Oak Brook company that federal safety regulators intend to levy a $127,600 fine against for 22 serious health violations.  The infractions occurred at one of the company sites located in Franklin Park.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) became involved ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Siding on Homes May Expose People to Dangerous Asbestos Fibers

    Many homes built between the 1930s and the 1970s were constructed using asbestos siding and shingles on the exterior of the property. Due to the material’s strength, durability and fire resistant properties it was a popular ingredient in both manmade shingles and siding products. Over time, these materials can become damaged and begin to degrade. When this occurs, cancer causing asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA releases draft estimates of asbestos toxicity in Libby and Troy, Montana

    At a public meeting at the Libby Memorial Center this evening, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented new draft toxicity estimates on the specific type of asbestos in Libby and Troy, Montana. These toxicity estimates, when final, will help secure the best path forward for asbestos cleanup and protection of public health at the Libby Superfund site. The Agency is releasing this draft ...

  • Texas Asbestos Consultants Help to Ensure Buildings are Safe from Airborne Hazards

    According to some reports, asbestos was used in over 3,000 materials by the 1970s.  Many of these materials were used to construct homes, schools and commercial buildings.  In fact, asbestos was used in everything from roofing and siding to insulation, flooring and textured paints and painting compounds.    Asbestos is a mineral ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos products and waste: new classification system developed

    Researchers have presented a comprehensive new classification manual of asbestos-containing products (ACP), materials (ACM) and waste (ACW) in a recent study. They also mapped suitable landfill sites for the proper disposal of ACW in Italy and developed guidance on assigning ACW to correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes. The research will help operators engaged in asbestos waste disposal ...

  • Environmental clean Up work completed at Mt. Norris Boy Scout camp

    Federal and State clean up workers recently completed work to identify and remove asbestos contamination from the Mt. Norris Boy Scout Reservation in Eden Mills Vermont, a camp facility owned and operated by the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. EPA performed the work at the request of the Boy Scouts. Environmental sampling work began at the site in early 2009. Following initial ...

  • Developer Admits Improper Removal of Asbestos, Violation of Clean Air Act

    Anthony Crompton, the developer in charge of the Citadel Plaza Redevelopment project in Kansas City, pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act on Wednesday. During the demolition process, he improperly removed asbestos-containing materials from numerous houses as he made way for the $85 million retail center.   Crompton faces up to five years in prison without parole and a $250,000 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ARI Technologies, Inc. Awarded Patents

    ARI Technologies, Inc. (ARI), a leading waste management technology developer was awarded patents for "System and Method for Treating Asbestos", (US Patent: 7,939,705 B2).  The broad System and Method patents have now been awarded in the United States and Russia.  Additional patents are currently pending in ...

  • Reactor pioneers bring back the knowledge

    A group of old timers have returned to Dounreay to retrace their steps after working on the construction of the prototype fast reactor over 40 years ago. JGC Engineering & Technical Services Ltd electricians who helped build the plant in the late 60’s were brought back to help identify redundant cabling now being ripped out of the reactor. A staggering fifteen miles of intricate tangled ...

  • $8.5 Million Awarded to Painter Exposed to Asbestos

    Last month, a jury awarded a former commercial painter and handyman $8.5 million dollars in a settlement over asbestos exposure.  The plaintiff has asbestos mesothelioma that he claimed resulted from repeated exposure to asbestos containing materials. Named in the lawsuit were a number of major companies that the suit claimed knew of the dangers associated with their products, but neglected ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • President Obama Proposes to Tackle Asbestos in Public Schools

    Shrader & Associates, LLP appreciates President Obama’s proposal to tackle asbestos in public schools. The proposal is included in the “American Jobs Act,” a bill intended to stimulate job creation in the United States while improving the standard of living for many. A portion of the $447 billion plan would go toward asbestos abatement, or the ...


    By Shrader & Associates

  • Due to Asbestos Contamination, National Park Closes 30 Acres of Coastline

    The Republic reports that authorities have closed 30 acres of land on Horn Island, located in Mississippi, until further notice while asbestos contamination is removed. The asbestos was detected on tiles at a former biological testing site utilized by the U.S. Army. Today, the park is a popular recreational destination that has been reserved for the protection of natural and historical ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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