Lastest Asbestos News

Work halted after asbestos found in Williamsport Retirement Village
WILLIAMSPORT — A renovation project at a Williamsport senior-living facility has been put on hold after asbestos was found earlier this month in wrapping around a pipe, the Maryland Department of the Environment said. MDE spokesman Jay Apperson said …
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Asbestos risk: Duncan BC medical building shut down by owner
A medical services building in Duncan has been shut down temporarily over concerns about asbestos. "It was determined that there is vermiculite contamination in the air plenum and various workspaces in the building," said Scott McCloy with WorkSafeBC.

Asbestos is killing our future
The first time I came to Capitol Hill to advocate for a ban on asbestos was on the heels of receiving the worst news of my life – my husband, Alan, was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Before Alan's diagnosis, I had never heard of mesothelioma, couldn't …
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Ethiopia: The People Want Their Country Back

Ethiopia: The People Want Their Country Back
In Ethiopia, both the re-zoning and demolition plans and executions are exclusively done under the directives of central government authorities, contributing to the rising resentments. Thirdly, both the central and local governments of China were able …

J&K Bank plans demolition of heritage building
The sources said the demolition would be carried keeping in view that the building was unsafe for use after the flood waters seeped into it, damaging its foundations. Built with colonial architectural touch and having splendid lawns and selective …
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Land bank offers communities tool against blight
“We will be selective. We don't want to be a dumping ground,” Phillips said. Phillips said ideally properties involved in the land bank will have commercial value with limited remediation costs for renovation or demolition. Once the properties are sold …
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Treasures uncovered; matchups found

Treasures uncovered; matchups found
Floorboards from the second level, reclaimed lumber with circus poster ads, were revealed during the Carnegie Library's interior demolition. It was one of the stories that came out during a Carnegie walk-through on Monday. Another tale involved a …
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Construction begins on 'magnificent' Lyman Lofts
Workers have done substantial demolition and cleanup work on the property and are close to finishing a new modern roof, said Terino. Most of the interior partitions have already been demolished, leaving wide open spaces to build, said Terino …
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Former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette is coming down
The Jeannette man took Tuesday off from his job as a machinist to watch the long-awaited start of demolition of the nine-story, cylindrical tower along Route 30, not far from his home. “I'm curious to … By noon, the interior was exposed like a …
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Lastest Interior Demolition News

Preservationist takes on Jackson Ward home once slated for demolition
Interior doors have been stripped of their knobs and the fireplace mantle is missing. … After a city inspector deemed it unsafe and tagged it for demolition in 2013, Historic Richmond stepped in and worked with the city to facilitate a plan to …

Old Plymouth Water Department building saved from wrecking ball
Instead, after reviewing the building's links to the town's first municipal water system – the 1796 Plymouth Aqueduct Company – the commission voted unanimously Wednesday that the structure was historically significant, delaying demolition for at least …
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Historic Gruber mansion, Edgewood, to be demolished
The architectural study was presented to the township historical commission so that the commission members can make a recommendation to township supervisors. Claypoole said the commission voted not to oppose the demolition. That recommendation will …
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Chamber study finds 'inconsistencies' in asbestos trust claims

Chamber study finds 'inconsistencies' in asbestos trust claims
The chamber's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) said it analyzed information from 100 randomly selected personal information questionnaires submitted by asbestos plaintiffs in the bankruptcy proceedings of Garlock Sealing Technologies, Inc. and found …
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EPA to begin asbestos assessment at former Johnson Controls site in Goshen
The EPA is getting involved after Goshen officials received a report from attorneys representing families who filed a lawsuit against the owner of the parcel showing that more than one-third of the samples taken at the site contained asbestos.
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Lastest Recycling Salvage News

Apple's 'Rigid and Exacting' Recycling Processes Focus on the 'After-Life of
The exact process of deconstructing the iPhone "is remarkably similar to Apple's production model, only in reverse," after users trade in or recycle an old iPhone at one of Apple's own retail stores or online. Unlike other companies who salvage certain …
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Burn to boost silver salvage from solar cells
Scientists from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) had previously discovered that by shredding solar cells and soaking them in nitric acid they could recycle up to 95% of the silver that they used when producing the cells. Now, they've improved …
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Students Still Unsure What to Recycle or Trash
In the case of contaminating a recycle bin, the Mix-Recycling Facility can sometimes salvage the bag. The leniency for contamination in a compost bin, however, is much smaller – potentially resulting in the entire pile being scrapped and put in the trash.
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Group thrives for month on recycling hunters? kills
Larry Mayer / The Billings (Mont.) Gazette Josh Dodds is among The Buffalo Bridge volunteers who gather outside Yellowstone National Park to salvage bison parts from hunters near Gardiner. Here he works to scrape one of the many bison hides donated to …
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Ford Spent $40 Million to Reshape Asbestos Science

Ford Spent Million to Reshape Asbestos Science
The lawyer, Darrell Grams, explained that Ford had been losing lawsuits filed by former auto mechanics alleging asbestos in brakes had given them mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer virtually always tied to asbestos exposure. Grams asked Paustenbach …
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Council OKs asbestos-removal pact for new police station
The Cape Girardeau City Council voted Monday night to hire a contractor to remove asbestos-containing materials in the former Naval Reserve Center to prepare for construction of a new police station and municipal court. Midwest Environmental Studies of …
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Asbestos found in four new tram substations built in Melbourne last year
Four new electrical tram substations have been built in Melbourne with asbestos flooring imported from China. Testing found a very small risk of exposure to the deadly substance, prompting Yarra Trams to rush to secure the four sites. Three modular …
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Lastest Selective Demolition News

Old Prince House to relocate
Slated for demolition to make way for a possible commercial venture, the 2,300 sq. ft. building has been saved for a new life by Nicholas and Rebecca Gonzalez and their children Valentina and Nicholas Jr. The house is being relocated to land owned by …
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Truro's Kline house case goes back to Land Court
TRURO — With two more Land Court legal challenges still outstanding, the controversial house at 27 Stephens Way remains under a demolition order and a cloud of uncertainty for at least the remainder of this year. Tom and Kit Dennis, current owners of …
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"Plywood on steroids" changes lumber industry

"Plywood on steroids" changes lumber industry
This new "plywood on steroids" could compete with other construction materials like concrete and steel, and this new industry may help add value back into Maine's forests. … "They come out as large panels, solid panels with windows and door openings …

Brookneal plant fire contained; cause remains under investigation
A state forestry official said the fire began while crews were working to tear down the aging buildings; a Brookneal firefighter said the blaze most likely was started by a concrete-cutting torch. Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:56 am. Brookneal …
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Interior demolition begins at Hotel Northland

Interior demolition begins at Hotel Northland
Workers are about two weeks into the demolition of the interior, before the hotel's planned $ 44 million restoration and rebirth. "This is something that – even us – haven't seen, even the development team and so forth, because there was sheetrock …

Kaleidoscopic Interior by Pritzker Prize–Winning Architect Faces Demolition in NYC
Since opening in 1976, 1 United Nations Plaza has been an experience like tumbling into a kaleidoscope. Designed inside and out by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche with partner John Dinkeloo of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, the …
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