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  • Karza provides asbestos pit and pipe compliance services

    Karza can provide telecommunication carriers, principal contractors, subcontractors and other interested third parties with confidence during the removal and replacement of asbestos telecommunication pits and pipes.    Karza’s compliance service can review your internal processes, assess your contractors’ systems of ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • Karza provides telecommunication asbestos pit and pipe compliance service

    Karza can provide telecommunication carriers, principal contractors, subcontractors and other interested third parties with confidence during the removal and replacement of asbestos telecommunication pits and pipes.   Karza’s compliance service can review your internal processes, assess your contractors’ ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • ESG offers enhanced asbestos services

    Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is pleased to announce that it has extended its range of UKAS accredited services for analysing asbestos in soils, to include aggregates. ESG now offers a comprehensive three-stage quantification service, using UKAS accredited methods developed in-house, which covers: 1. Screening ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • EPA Agreement with Prince Georges County School District Ensures Compliance with Safeguards for Asbestos in Schools

    In a consent agreement with EPA, the Prince George’s County School District in Maryland has resolved alleged violations of federal regulations on the management of asbestos materials in school buildings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The school district has cooperated fully with EPA to come into compliance and ensure ongoing compliance with asbestos safeguards in ...

  • 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 in Soil - new ASTM International standard

    A new ASTM International standard is focused exclusively on testing soil for asbestos. D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. According to Alan Segrave, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Nevada charter schools to comply with asbestos regulations

    As a result of the EPA’s inspections, the schools have hired accredited inspectors to prepare a management plan for each school, and conduct further inspections. Under AHERA, local education agencies must appoint a designated person who is trained to oversee asbestos activities and ensure compliance with federal regulations. Finally, schools with asbestos-containing materials must conduct ...

  • Man Receives Jail Time for Illegal Asbestos Removal

    Dylan Starnes, an employee of the Atlanta based Environmental Contracting Company, was sentenced to 33 months in prison and three years of probation for improperly ...

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York

    Last month, The Citizen published a report about an organization that runs a family and children’s center in Auburn, New York being fined thousands of dollars for improper asbestos removal.  The organization that runs the center was cited for three serious violations according to the article.   Asbestos-containing materials can still be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA fines six Arizona school districts for asbestos violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined six Arizona school districts a combined total of $94,575 for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) violations. More than 15,000 children attend the 25 schools not in compliance with the federal AHERA in these districts. During inspections conducted in 2011, EPA inspectors discovered numerous violations, from failing to inspect facilities ...

  • GSA and construction firms pay $100,000 penalty for mishandling asbestos at building renovation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled an enforcement action against the United States General Services Administration (GSA), and four private parties for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at the John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House Building in Boston, Mass. The parties will collectively pay a penalty of $100,000. The action alleged that GSA, Goody Clancy and ...

  • Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico

    Asbestos was used for decades in many building products found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. It is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that when added to building products, offers desirable attributes such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, acoustical dampening, thermal insulation and fire resistance.   It is most likely to be found in homes and buildings constructed ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Workers in Some Industries Could Expose Family Members to Asbestos

    Several years ago, an Oakland, California jury awarded over $27 million in compensation to an elderly couple. A lawsuit had been filed because the wife of a man who worked with asbestos insulation years before developed mesothelioma. The couple claimed her condition was due to her husband exposing her to asbestos fibers he inadvertently brought into their home. This type of exposure to family ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EPA Grant Helps Reduce Asbestos Exposure in Oklahoma Schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The $204,000 grant will go toward compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions, and ensuring workers are properly trained and accredited. Asbestos can be found in a variety of construction materials and ...

  • Former Winchester, Idaho hotel owner settles with EPA for asbestos demolition violations

    BBA Winchester LLC, the owner of a former hotel located in Winchester, Idaho has settled with EPA and agreed to pay a $21,000 fine for asbestos safety and environmental violations from improper demolition of the hotel. “This is an unfortunate example that when asbestos is not properly removed before demolition, the entire debris pile becomes contaminated, putting people at risk, and greatly ...

  • EPA Grant Helps Reduce Asbestos Exposure in Texas Schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Texas Department of State Health Services a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The $124,741 grant will go toward compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions, and ensuring workers are properly trained and accredited. Federal regulations require public and private schools to ...

  • Keene, N.H. School pays fine for Asbestos Violations (NH)

    A private school in Keene, N.H. will pay a cash penalty and make changes in its operations to settle EPA claims that it violated federal asbestos management laws. According to EPA, officials from the Monadnock Waldorf School did not develop appropriate asbestos management plans or properly notify the school community about the condition of asbestos within the two buildings they occupy, violating ...

  • Building Experts Warn Residents of Puerto Rico to be Aware of Asbestos Hazards

    Up until the late 1970s, many different types of building products and materials commonly used in residential and commercial buildings contained asbestos.  Today, many of these properties still contain these materials that could be causing a health threat to any building occupants.   As these materials age or become disturbed, asbestos fibers can be released into the air. Exposure to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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