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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rising cost of asbestos disposal causes industry concern

    The asbestos removal industry is concerned about the rising cost associated with asbestos disposal according to a recent survey carried out by sister company Windsor Waste Management (WWM).  The industry-wide survey carried out in conjunction with ACAD last summer and reported at the end of 2016 looked at the challenges facing the asbestos removal industry and in particular ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites Kyklos Bearings International for failing to comply with asbestos removal standards at Sandusky, Ohio, plant

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Kyklos Bearings International for 13 alleged serious safety violations after an October 2012 complaint inspection found that the company failed to comply with asbestos regulations while removing boiler components at the Sandusky facility. No injuries have been reported as a result of the violations. Proposed ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in their own Fire House

    Firefighters knowingly risk everything to protect their neighbors and communities, and working inside the fire house would seem to be the least dangerous part of their jobs. Unfortunately, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Delaware Asbestos Consultant Strives to Make Buildings Safe

    Asbestos was widely used in the past in thousands of products and building materials.  Even though the use of asbestos has been banned in most of these materials, they still can be found in thousands of buildings across Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic.   Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Owner of Massachusetts` Largest Asbestos Training School Indicted

    The owner of Environmental Compliance Training was charged in federal court on Aug. 22 with falsely reporting the school had trained dozens of individuals to conduct asbestos removal work. One employee of the company was also charged, in a case jointly investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Attorney for the District of ...

  • Asbestos and Lead Concerns Plague Hurricane Irene Victims

    WNCT, a CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina, broadcast a story earlier this month about a woman trying to rebuild her life following Hurricane Irene.  The woman experienced extensive storm damage to her home, but when rebuilding efforts got underway the whole process came to a sudden halt.   The home, built in 1926, was found to be filled with both asbestos and lead.  The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The MACK Group, LLC completes large asbestos abatement project

    The MACK Group, LLC completed a large asbestos abatement removal project at the former GAF Plant located in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. The asbestos removal project consisted of asbestos abatement of 300,000 sf of asbestos transite roof & siding panels, 100,000 sf of asbestos built-up roofing, 11,000 ft of asbestos piping, 15,000 sf of asbestos tile & mastic, three 5 story high ...


    By MACK Group, 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Asbestos-Containing Brake Pads and Pipes Continue to Be Imported to Canada

    Recent reports have suggested that the asbestos industry in Canada will soon be nearing an end; however, products containing the carcinogenic mineral continue to be imported and used in Ontario, according to The Star. Throughout Canada, insulation containing asbestos is being removed from buildings, but asbestos-containing brake pads and cement pipes are being brought into the country. Reports ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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