asbestos waste News

  • Will asbestos mining waste yield plants, biofuels?

    CP - A federal government plan to transform mountains of asbestos mining waste in Quebec into lush greenery could pose a risk to citizens living nearby, according to internal documents. Ottawa is digging into tailings in the heart of Canada's asbestos country to see if they could one day yield plants, and even sprout biofuel crops. The Natural Resources Canada project in Thetford Mines also aims ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Hazardous Waste Transporter Pleads Guilty in Asbestos Case

    The owner and operator of a Maryland hazardous waste transporter pleaded guilty to knowingly making false statements in connection with the improper disposal of waste materials that contained asbestos.  Terrance Yates, owner and operator of Hazport Solutions Inc. pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined ...

  • Asbestos offences cost couple 80,397GBP

    Two waste operators who ran an illegal site in Benfleet have today (Fri) been ordered to hand over 80,397GBP compensation, confiscation and fines by Chelmsford Crown Court. A1 Bins and Waste Ltd’s director David John Tuffen and manager Nigel Lee Hickman were given suspended prison sentences in February after Chelmsford Crown Court heard that the company illegally stored waste at Towerfields ...

  • Asbestos Landfill a Concern for Area Residents

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure asbestos found in California does not cause health concerns for area residents. Garden Grove, CA, January 31st, 2011 A recent article highlighted the fact that once asbestos has been removed from a building the health concerns caused by the asbestos do not just go away.  A California family in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Asbestos Requirements from WorkSafeBC

    WorkSafeBC has updated their  guidelines for qualified person’s safe work procedures for abatement of asbestos materials during house and building demolition and renovation. Inhalation of asbestos can be very harmful for workers. Asbestos fibers can travel into the body and attack soft tissue.  Exposure to asbestos can result in mesothelioma , lung cancer, and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Siding on Homes May Expose People to Dangerous Asbestos Fibers

    Many homes built between the 1930s and the 1970s were constructed using asbestos siding and shingles on the exterior of the property. Due to the material’s strength, durability and fire resistant properties it was a popular ingredient in both manmade shingles and siding products. Over time, these materials can become damaged and begin to degrade. When this occurs, cancer causing asbestos ...


    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

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    ABCOV® Process Cleanly Destroys Asbestos By William Mirick, Robert Dvorin and Tony Nocito A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Contractor fined for alleged asbestos violations

    Recently a contractor from Washington was fined tens of thousands of dollars by environmental regulators in Oregon for violating asbestos regulations during an abatement project. The contractor has appealed the fine according to reports from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).The Clean Air Act and the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants require contractors to ...


  • Beware of asbestos hazards in popcorn ceilings

    Popcorn ceilings, also referred to as acoustic ceilings, are found in many homes across the country. From the late 1950s all the way until the early 1980s the ceiling style was popular. Today many property owners have been removing the outdated ceilings and replacing them with flat or textured ceilings to update the look and feel of the property.Not only is the process of removing popcorn ...


  • 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

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a number of years, first in the laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Dumped asbestos posed serious health risk

    Builder and roofer Mark Alexander Taylor has been found guilty of dumping asbestos sheeting in someone else’s skip and ordered to do 180 hours unpaid work for the community.      He was also ordered to pay £1,000 towards Environment Agency costs by a district judge sitting at a trial at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court today (Mon) where Taylor had denied the charge. The court ...

  • Illegal asbestos dumping in Arizona leads to fines

    The Maricopa County Superior Court has recently fined a landowner from Prescott, Arizona over $71,000 for illegally disposing of asbestos waste close to an aquifer. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) had charged the individual with ten civil infractions related to the case.Asbestos can be found in a wide range of common building materials from insulation, flooring, ceilings, ...


  • 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

  • Chicago`s Oak Street Beach contaminated with asbestos

    The Illinois shoreline and Illinois Beach State Park have a long history of asbestos contamination, so as the 2008 beach season opens on Lake Michigan, a conservation group is advising beachgoers how to minimize inhalation of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. For at least 20 years, asbestos fibers were released daily and carried southward by Lake Michigan's currents from the Johns-Manville ...

  • Asbestos hazards prompt EPA to halt demolition work

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued two orders to Rock Springs Enterprises Inc. to cease demolition work at the site of a former pottery-manufacturing facility in Chester, Hancock County, W. Va. because of potential health hazards from asbestos and damage to a previously-constructed soil cap at the site. The former owners of the site, Newell Holdings Delaware, Inc., installed an ...

  • Minneapolis Laboratory Earns New Asbestos Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Minneapolis, MN has been accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to test for the presence of asbestos in drinking water. According to the ELAP, accredited laboratories have demonstrated the capability to analyze environmental samples using approved ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

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