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  • $70,000 donated to school for asbestos removal

    A school in Philadelphia recently received a large donation from three different organizations so they could continue their asbestos removal project. The school was granted $70,000 to be used towards the removal that was generated by the organizations over the past year. Asbestos Found in School Assumption BMV’s school was reportedly built in 1959 and is currently undergoing the ...


  • Removal of asbestos pile begins in Iowa

    A pile of asbestos-containing debris is reportedly being removed from a Livestock Exchange in Sioux City, IA. Water was reportedly poured on the asbestos pile before the construction crew began removing the pile of hazardous material. Asbestos Left by Contractor The pile was left behind by a contractor who was hired to demolish the Livestock Exchange Building.The City Council was given ...


  • HSE `wake up call` for asbestos removal industry

    Asbestos-related disease accounts for over 3,500 deaths each year, creating what is the UK’s biggest single cause of work related deaths. Nationally approximately 600 of these deaths each year arise from work with asbestos in the construction industry and allied trades.  To help tackle this problem, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called its eleventh special leadership summit to ask ...

  • 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

  • Asbestos Removed from Denver Federal Center

    EMSL Analytical provides asbestos testing services and products to protect people from the deadly carcinogen. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 16th, 2010 Last week Denver’s ABC affiliate, Channel 7, reported that dirt piles containing asbestos materials were being moved from the Denver Federal Center property.  Several large mounds of earth were found to contain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • US$12m spent to remove asbestos in New York

    According to reports, an estimated US$12 million is being spent to remove the asbestos that is infesting the Memorial Auditorium and Donovan State Office Building in Buffalo, New York. Asbestos was used to centuries as a flame-resistant insulator and was banned in the 1970’s when extensive research found it was the cause of various types of cancer. However, many older buildings still contain the ...


  • Unlicensed asbestos removal will be penalised warns HSE

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the building trade that companies and contractors will face prosecution if they remove asbestos without a licence. It follows HSE’s successful prosecution today (4 September) of three contractors who carried out unlicensed asbestos removal at Kelford School in Rotherham in 2006. Mansell Build Ltd (previously Birse Build Ltd) of Cheadle Hulme, ...

  • EPA study looks for better asbestos removal technology

    Dallas, Texas – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the release of a draft report that evaluates an alternative demolition process for buildings containing asbestos. Scientists and engineers from EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory and the Dallas regional office compared the current process of demolishing a dilapidated, asbestos-containing structure with a new ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Asbestos Removal from Ottawa Federal Buildings Goes Undocumented

    According to a list recently compiled by the Public Works and Government Services Canada, the Canadian federal government owns 318 building that are known to contain asbestos. Yet despite this high number, the government has not been actively tracking projects to remove asbestos from these buildings. This list is not comprehensive and does not contain any buildings which are owned by departments ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Developer Admits Improper Removal of Asbestos, Violation of Clean Air Act

    Anthony Crompton, the developer in charge of the Citadel Plaza Redevelopment project in Kansas City, pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act on Wednesday. During the demolition process, he improperly removed asbestos-containing materials from numerous houses as he made way for the $85 million retail center.   Crompton faces up to five years in prison without parole and a $250,000 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Demands Company to Stop All Asbestos Removal at Former Psychiatric Hospital

    All building renovations at the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Dutchess County, NY have ceased after an investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified the presence of asbestos containing building material. Olivet Management LLC, was ordered by the U.S. EPA to shut down their operation after failing to notify the EPA about the asbestos abatement they ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Removal Taking Place Next to HealthCare Clinic Worries Patients

    Tulare Regional Medical Center, an asbestos abatement site located next to the Hillman HealthCare Clinic in Tulare, received an unannounced visit by a state inspector checking the progression of its asbestos removal. Although the inspector reported that the worksite is safe and secure, patients at the Hillman Clinic are still concerned due to the two buildings’ close proximity. Asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • UK Health & Safety Executive calls for improvements from asbestos removal industry

    Asbestos-related disease accounts for over 3,500 deaths each year, creating what is the UK’s biggest single cause of work-related deaths. Nationally, approximately 600 of these deaths each year arise from work with asbestos in the construction industry and allied trades. To help tackle this problem, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called its eleventh special leadership summit ...

  • ARI Technologies, Inc. signs deal with major UK asbestos removal firm

    ARI Technologies, Inc., a leading waste management technology developer has signed an agreement granting exclusive licensing rights for its patented thermochemical conversion technology to Pectel Group, a leader in the asbestos removal industry in the UK and Ireland. This innovative technology was developed, patented and commercialized by ARI. It destroys asbestos fibers through a thermal and ...


    By ARI Technologies, Inc

  • Asbestos Removal Project in an Illinois School has Parents Concerned

    Last month, WFIE Channel 14 reported on an asbestos removal project at a Carmi, Illinois high school.  Usually when parents learn of asbestos being removed from their child’s school it brings relief to parents’ minds, but this time many parents voiced concerns.   The reason for the parents’ concern was due to the fact that the asbestos removal project was beginning ...

  • Many workers `asbestos ignorant`

    Tradespeople are putting themselves at risk of an incurable cancer because they don’t know enough about asbestos, says the British Lung Foundation. Asbestos causes a chest cancer called mesothelioma, which kills one person every five hours in the UK. Tradespeople such as builders, plumbers, carpenters, electricians and gas fitters are most at risk of getting this cruel disease. A survey carried ...


    By British Lung Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • Illinois Nursing Home Fails to Follow Asbestos Removal Requirements

    Last month, the Pekin Daily Times reported about a local nursing home that is under investigation by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The Illinois nursing center failed to follow state requirements to check for asbestos before removing old floor tiles from the facility following a water leak that damaged the area.  The floor tiles did contain asbestos and the health department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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