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  • California Mall Faces Asbestos Abatement

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to ensure construction and remediation projects across California do not cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems from asbestos. During the busy holiday shopping season in December, a broken sprinkler pipe burst causing flooding at the Garden Walk Mall in Chico, California.  Not only did the flooding from the broken pipe happen at an unfortunate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Awarded Asbestos Abatement Project Management Services

    Hygieneering, Inc.’s asbestos group has been awarded a project management contract from large commercial office building in downtown Chicago.  The project will involve the design and management of asbestos containing fireproofing in support of the building 2012 renovations. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • The MACK Group, LLC completes large asbestos abatement project

    The MACK Group, LLC completed a large asbestos abatement removal project at the former GAF Plant located in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. The asbestos removal project consisted of asbestos abatement of 300,000 sf of asbestos transite roof & siding panels, 100,000 sf of asbestos built-up roofing, 11,000 ft of asbestos piping, 15,000 sf of asbestos tile & mastic, three 5 story high ...


    By MACK Group, LLC

  • California Asbestos Testing Laboratory Open 7 Days to Support Upcoming Asbestos Abatement Projects

    Asbestos was used in many building materials that found their way into hundreds of thousands of homes all across the country up until the late 1970s. It’s insulating and fire resistant properties made it a common material used for insulating pipes. As many of these homes begin to age and require updated plumbing and remodeling the risks associated with aerosolizing the asbestos insulation ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The MACK Group, LLC completed asbestos tile and mastic abatement project

    The MACK Group, LLC, a premier asbestos abatement and flooring removal contractor, recently completed an asbestos abatement project that consisted of the removal of asbestos floor tile and mastic. The Mack Group, LLC (MACK) was selected to perform the work based upon their impeccable safety record, expertise and economical pricing. The project was completed for a private commercial client in ...


    By MACK Group, LLC

  • Rochester, NY asbestos abatement contractor sentenced to six years in prison for environmental crimes and making false statements

    After a two day hearing in federal court in Rochester, U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa sentenced Keith Gordon-Smith, 54, of Rochester, N.Y., to six years in prison late yesterday for knowingly violating the Clean Air Act and making false statements to a federal inspector. Gordon-Smith was also sentenced to serve a three year term of supervised release to follow his prison term and ...

  • Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Clean Air Act Violations Involving Asbestos

    Duane “Butch” O’Malley, 59, of Bourbonnais, Ill., who was convicted by a federal jury on September 26, 2011, for the illegal removal, handling and disposal of asbestos from a Kankakee building in August 2009, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Federal District Court Judge Michael McCuskey. O’Malley was also ordered to pay restitution of $47,086 to the U.S. ...

  • Maryland Toughens Penalties for Asbestos Violations

    Beginning on October 1st, contractors who violate asbestos remediation regulation in Maryland could be fined up to $25,000, five times the current maximum penalty.  Maryland’s new asbestos worker protection law adds even stronger penalties than the existing federal asbestos removal regulations.  Union leaders in the state have hailed the new regulations that came about following a ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • New Asbestos Requirements from WorkSafeBC

    WorkSafeBC has updated their  guidelines for qualified person’s safe work procedures for abatement of asbestos materials during house and building demolition and renovation. Inhalation of asbestos can be very harmful for workers. Asbestos fibers can travel into the body and attack soft tissue.  Exposure to asbestos can result in mesothelioma , lung cancer, and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Largest Single Asbestos Verdict Awarded

    Last week it was announced that a Brookhaven, Mississippi man was awarded a $322 million verdict in what his lawyers report is the largest single asbestos verdict in the United States.  The lawsuit was against two companies that the man claimed were responsible for his diagnosis of asbestosis at the age of just 30.   Also last week, a Texas couple filed suit against 10 companies that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in their own Fire House

    Firefighters knowingly risk everything to protect their neighbors and communities, and working inside the fire house would seem to be the least dangerous part of their jobs. Unfortunately, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chrysotile and various other forms of asbestos and asbestiform minerals recognized by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Continues to be a Major Concern across the Mid-Atlantic

    Sussex Environmental Health Consultants provides asbestos surveys and abatement consulting services to ensure building occupants are not exposed to the deadly fibers. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber mined from the Earth.  During much of the last century it was regularly added to building products to increase strength, provide corrosion resistance and to provide insulation and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos and Lead Concerns Plague Hurricane Irene Victims

    WNCT, a CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina, broadcast a story earlier this month about a woman trying to rebuild her life following Hurricane Irene.  The woman experienced extensive storm damage to her home, but when rebuilding efforts got underway the whole process came to a sudden halt.   The home, built in 1926, was found to be filled with both asbestos and lead.  The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Owner of Massachusetts` Largest Asbestos Training School Indicted

    The owner of Environmental Compliance Training was charged in federal court on Aug. 22 with falsely reporting the school had trained dozens of individuals to conduct asbestos removal work. One employee of the company was also charged, in a case jointly investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Attorney for the District of ...

  • Asbestos Contamination Necessitates $1.5 Million Demolition at University of Colorado

    After a health audit exposed high levels of asbestos in the College Inn building, which was used as an overflow dormitory to house students on the University of Colorado campus, the school has decided to demolish the building. The College Inn was constructed in 1964, when it was common practice to use construction materials containing asbestos. Because of its insulating and heat-resistant ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease

    As a health risk, asbestos is most commonly linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, as well as a handful of other respiratory issues. However, a recent study published by Britain’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has also linked asbestos exposure to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease due to its inflammatory properties. The study included ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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