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  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Illinois Company Receives $127K Asbestos Fine

    Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune published a report about an Oak Brook company that federal safety regulators intend to levy a $127,600 fine against for 22 serious health violations.  The infractions occurred at one of the company sites located in Franklin Park.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) became involved ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos

    Two businesses and a company director have been fined after workers in Manchester were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres. The prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) comes just days before the launch of a national £1.2 million campaign to increase awareness about asbestos among tradespeople. Recon Packaging Ltd, of Stamford Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, pleaded guilty to ...

  • EPA Orders Company to Stop Removing Asbestos at the Former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Dutchess County, NY

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Olivet Management LLC to stop all work that could disturb asbestos at its facility, The Olivet Center, in Dover, New York. Buildings at the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center are being renovated for future use as a research institution and information technology hub by Olivet University. Olivet Management did not notify the EPA about the ...

  • Toronto Asbestos Removal Company Featured On Popular Canadian Home Design TV Show

    The typically hazardous and risky industry of asbestos removal had a moment in the agreeable spotlight of the entertainment world on the popular W Network program Love It Or List It. When asbestos was discovered in the plaster walls of a home undergoing a demolition, the homeowners contacted GreenStream ...


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Mold Concerns from a Broken Pipe Turn into Asbestos Removal Efforts

    EMSL Analytical provides asbestos, mold, bacteria and chemical testing solutions to keep building occupants and workers safe. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 25th, 2010 Earlier this month a pipe broke in a junior high school in Missouri.  Classes were scheduled to begin shortly after parts of the school were flooded.  As the affected areas were being dried to prevent ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Illinois Company Fined $1.2 Million due to Asbestos Problems

    Last week it was reported in the Chicago Sun-Times that an Illinois company in Cicero has been fined $1.2 million by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  According to an OSHA news release the fine occurred because, “…five unprotected and untrained workers allegedly were required to conduct asbestos removal exposing them to this cancer-causing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA Imposes Costly Asbestos Violations for Two Affiliated Construction Companies

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that two affiliated construction companies and one of its managers is facing almost $1.8 million in fines.  According to OSHA, they violated numerous health standards related to worker exposure to asbestos.   The fines are associated with work ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • HSE prosecutes English companies following multiple breaches of asbestos safety laws

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a stark warning about managing the risks from asbestos, following its prosecution of a two companies in Essex, after workers in their employment were exposed to asbestos containing materials. R Maskell Ltd of Loughton, Essex was fined £150,000 with costs of £30,000 at Ipswich Crown Court today (6th August). The company pleaded guilty to Section 2.1 ...

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