asbestos remediation News

  • Penn Medicine Receives Superfund Research Program Award of $10 Million to Study the Adverse Health Effects and Remediation of Asbestos

    Researchers at the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) over the next four years to study ...

  • Monitoring the asbestos threat in UK schools

    In autumn 2006, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified that there was the potential for asbestos fibres to be released in particular circumstances in CLASP (system built) schools. HSE therefore,took immediate and positive action, advising all relevant dutyholders to visually check their CLASP (system built) school buildings and, where necessary, to seal gaps in column casings using ...

  • Floods Cause Asbestos Scare in Washington

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to keep area residents and cleanup workers safe from its deadly fibers. Garden Grove, CA, September 27th, 2010 Earlier this month The Seattle Times reported about asbestos concerns along the Sumas River in Washington.  It all began with flooding that occurred back in January of 2009 that spread debris carried ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Fire Debris May Spread Asbestos

    If a fire occurs in a building constructed between 1935 and 1970 near your home, you may want to avoid spending time outside in your yard and call an asbestos remediation professional immediately. The deadly asbestos fibers, which may have been released by the fire, can spread in the air and settle on nearby properties, putting you and your neighbors at risk. A recent incident in Scotland ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Children Mistake Asbestos for Sidewalk Chalk

    Young children found pieces of what appeared to be sidewalk chalk outside a former high school in Niagara Falls, NY and began drawing with the substance outside the building. Only later did their parents discover that the children were actually playing with asbestos, the dangerous, carcinogenic mineral.   Vandals broke into the old high school to steal pipes and left the asbestos insulation ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Restoration Environmental Contractors-REC Demolition-REC Disaster successfully completes 9,000 asbestos, demolition, lead, mould/mold and environmental remediation projects

    Since 1989, Restoration Consultants - Restoration Environmental Contractors - REC Demolition has successfully completed over 9,000 environmental remediation, Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Demolition projects throughout Canada, specializing in GREEN - LEED demolition and environmental remediation projects. We provide remediation options tailor-made for each project from the start, whether they are ...

  • Mold, Asbestos and Lead Concerns in Foreclosed Properties

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide environmental assessments for lenders and buyers of residential and commercial properties across Chicago and Northern Illinois.  A recent report from RealtyTrac showed that 154 out of 206 metropolitan areas with a population of at least 200,000 had an annual increase in foreclosure activity from January through June.  On ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Removal Company Charged with Insurance Fraud

    Last month, the WaukeshaPatch reported that the owner of a Waukesha, Wisconsin asbestos removal company was charged with forged insurance papers.  The man is accused of using the forged paperwork to show potential clients that his company had insurance coverage to handle asbestos removal services.   The company’s owner has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Finalizes Libby Amphibole Asbestos Health Assessment

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of its final Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment today for Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA). This assessment analyzes the potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects from inhalation exposure to LAA, and includes the final Toxicological Review of LAA. In addition, using the toxicity values as well as ...

  • 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.

  • Destructive Illinois Fire Leaves Asbestos Concerns for Residents

    Last month, a fire destroyed six properties in downtown Minonk, Illinois.  The devastating fire took over 100 firefighters to bring it under control and left a large area of destruction in the small community.   Along with the immediate concerns caused by the fire, area residents have learned that asbestos has been found in the rubble.  According to a report published by the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Special Insurance Coverage offered to Asbestos Abatement Contractors

    For anyone who watches television it’s hard to go more than a day or two without seeing a commercial from a law firm encouraging people who may have been exposed to asbestos to contact them.  These commercials are a prolific source of new cases for attorneys who have specialized in asbestos related cases.   Many companies specializing in asbestos abatement work diligently to ...

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