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  • Flooring contractors should test flooring for asbestos to avoid EPA fines

    This summer a flooring company from New England was involved with renovating a school in Montpelier, Vermont. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the company violated federal asbestos regulations when they removed a vinyl tile floor that contained asbestos. Now the company is facing a possible $32,500 fine per day for the alleged violations.According to the Clean Air Act ...


  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Risks and prevention

    Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. Exposure occurs when the microscopic fibers that make up asbestos are either inhaled or ingested into the body. This typically happens after asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed and have released asbestos fibers into the air. In the past, some of the more common locations for asbestos ...


  • Contractor fined for alleged asbestos violations

    Recently a contractor from Washington was fined tens of thousands of dollars by environmental regulators in Oregon for violating asbestos regulations during an abatement project. The contractor has appealed the fine according to reports from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).The Clean Air Act and the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants require contractors to ...


  • Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is known for its durability and fire-resistant properties. The substance has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation products, siding, cements, flooring and roofing to name a few. When asbestos-containing materials become damaged or disturbed, toxic asbestos fibers can be released into the air. If these microscopic ...


  • 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

  • Mesothelioma and the multiple dangers of asbestos exposure

    While it is common knowledge that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, much of the public is unaware that exposure to asbestos can also cause lung cancer. It has been proven that those who have been exposed to asbestos and continue to smoke cigarettes, the risk of developing lung cancer is increased by as much as 90 times. These individuals are also at a greater risk of ...

  • Increasing asbestos awareness as a preventative measure

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral known for its durability and fire-resistant properties. In the past, the substance has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation products, siding, cements, flooring and roofing, to name a few. When asbestos-containing materials become damaged or disturbed, toxic asbestos fibers can be released into the air. If these ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • California Officials Verify Elementary School has Asbestos

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to keep children and faculty at schools safe from exposure to deadly airborne asbestos fibers. Garden Grove, CA, October 11th, 2010 This summer it was reported that a multipurpose room at a Berkley, California elementary school has been exposing teachers and children to potential asbestos hazards.   The room in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Building fires may expose firefighters and the public to asbestos

    A recent fire in a 100 year old commercial building in Colorado has brought to light the dangers of asbestos exposure that firefighters and emergency personnel may be exposed to when responding to fires. It is well known that firefighters are regularly exposed to extreme heat, fire and smoke, but dangers from asbestos in older building also need to be considered. Firefighters typically wear air ...


  • Mesothelioma and other illnesses caused by asbestos exposure

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral known for its durability and fire-resistant properties, as well as its toxic effects on humans and animals. The substance has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation products, siding, cements, flooring and roofing to name a few. When asbestos-containing materials become damaged or disturbed, toxic asbestos fibers are ...

  • Illegal asbestos dumping in Arizona leads to fines

    The Maricopa County Superior Court has recently fined a landowner from Prescott, Arizona over $71,000 for illegally disposing of asbestos waste close to an aquifer. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) had charged the individual with ten civil infractions related to the case.Asbestos can be found in a wide range of common building materials from insulation, flooring, ceilings, ...


  • Nashville Flood Cleanup Brings Dangers of Asbestos to Light

    EMSL Analytical provides affordable testing solutions for asbestos in flood ravaged parts of Tennessee to protect people and property. Westmont, NJ, May 17th, 2010 Several weeks ago floods ravaged parts of Nashville and the surrounding areas.  The flooding destroyed homes and businesses and the community has been busy cleaning and rebuilding since the flood ...


    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

  • 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

  • Rebuilding of Flood Damaged Homes Halted for Asbestos Inspections

    LA Testing’s laboratories provide asbestos testing solutions to protect people, the environment and property from the dangers of asbestos exposure. ...


  • California Apartment Owner and Contractor Face Asbestos Violations

    Asbestos testing services offered by LA Testing protect people, the environment and property from asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, July 26th, 2010 This month it was reported that two California men face heavy fines for asbestos violations at a Ventura apartment complex.  The building, constructed in 1964, recently had water damage from broken pipes that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos supervisor sentenced for illegal removal at PA school

    Branko Lazic, 42, of Haledon, N.J., was sentenced January 11 in federal court in Philadelphia for the illegal removal of asbestos pipe insulation at a Pennsylvania elementary school. U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez sentenced Mr. Lazic to three years probation, including six months home confinement, $6,097 in restitution, $100 special assessment, and 50 hours community service in the Ambler, ...


    By Axcess News

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