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  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • Cleanup from California Floods Expose Asbestos Dangers

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure remediation efforts across California do not cause additional indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Last week historic rainfall and flooding caused havoc across much of California.  Five days of storms pounded many communities and caused widespread damage to countless homes and businesses.  The damage was so vast that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Boston asbestos testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings... As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged ...


  • Asbestos Concerns Continue Long after Most Use was Banned

    According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), asbestos has not been mined in the U.S. since 2002. Back in July of 1989, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule banning most asbestos-containing products. In 1991, this regulation was overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. As a result of the Court's decision, the following specific ...

  • Rebuilding after Hurricane Irene Reveals Asbestos and Lead Hazards

    Current damage estimates from Hurricane Irene range from $7 to $10 billion.  Countless homes and businesses have been damaged by wind, rain, tidal surges and flooding.  In some areas the power has still not been restored making the cleanup efforts that much more challenging. As property owners and remediation professionals begin removing damaged and soaked building materials and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Summer Construction Activity at Schools May Mean Asbestos, Lead and Mold Laden Dusts

    EMSL Analytical provides indoor air quality testing (IAQ) testing solutions to ensure schools are safe for students and faculty. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 9th, 2010 August means back to school for millions of children and faculty across the nation.  For many school districts summer break was the optimum time for renovation projects and other construction activities ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Atlanta mold testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged properties can be saved with proper and extensive water extraction and mold remediation and prevention techniques. Damaged properties not only have to deal with water damage issues, ...


  • EMSL Analytical Receives Radioactive Materials License

    The nation’s leading asbestos testing laboratory now offers services to analyze radioactive asbestos samples. EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce that they are now accepting samples for polarized light microscopy (PLM) for radioactive asbestos samples.  The laboratory recently secured their Radioactive Materials License that allows the laboratory to possess these types of samples. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA removes Morris County site from superfund national priorities; cleanup work complete

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has successfully completed cleanup work at the Asbestos Dump Superfund site in Long Hill Township and Harding Township, Morris County, New Jersey and has deleted the site from the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites, commonly known as the Superfund list. After assessing monitoring data, EPA has determined that the primary contaminant of ...

  • Successful and Swift Smoke Cleanup for New York City Government Office with Total Environmental Restoration Services, Inc. (TERS)

    Recently, the tri-state area's leading fire and water damage remediation experts at Total Environmental Restoration Services, Inc. (TERS) were called upon by a major New York State government agency to handle full smoke mitigation of a 13-floor government building in New York ...

  • The Mack Group, LLC reports impressive safety record for 2008

    The MACK Group is Pleased to Announce 2008 to be a Year of Non-Recordable Incidents and Continued EMR of Below 1.0. The MACK Group is proud to announce that the 2008 year was a year of non-recordable OSHA incidents. Due to this impressive safety record, The Mack Group has been able to maintain an EMR rating of below 1.0. This safety record was accomplished through the dedication to safety and ...


    By MACK Group, LLC

  • Universal Wrecking Corp. completes selective demolition project in Maryland

    Universal Wrecking Corp., a premier demolition, scrap metal recycling and wrecking contractor that operates on a nationwide basis, completed the selective demolition of fire damaged building in Maryland. During a severe storm many years ago, the building was struck by lighting and subsequently caught on fire. The building sat vacant for several years while the owners and insurance companies ...

  • Deadly Chicago High-Rise Fire Causes Health Concerns for Building Residents

    Earlier this month, a fire at a Chicago high-rise killed one person and injured nine.  The fire broke out on the 12th floor of the building and parts of the structure quickly filled with thick smoke and scorching temperatures.   Structure fires can produce an enormous amount of smoke that infiltrates building.  This smoke is filled with combustion by-products that include ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Demolition Projects in New York can Create Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Residents

    Recently, demolition work began in Park Slope to make way for a new high-rise condo building. The 109 unit development will be built on multiple lots that requires older structures be torn down. As is often the case, asbestos first had to be remediated before at least one of the buildings could be demolished.   Each year, demolition projects such as this result ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Buildings at Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund Site in New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to demolish and remove buildings and smaller structures at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, which were contaminated during the testing and development of rocket motors and propellants. Buildings and structures on the 263-acre site contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and lead ...

  • Zimmetry Environmental Shares the EPA’s 10 Things to Know about Mold with Residents of Puerto Rico

    There can be mold contamination issues almost anywhere that people live and work, but this is especially true in places with tropical climates that are subject to elevated humidity levels, hurricanes and tropical storms. Fortunately, today most people recognize that living, working or going to school in an environment with elevated mold levels can impact their health. The presence of mold can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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