Factory owner admits exposing workers to asbestos

Factory owner admits exposing workers to asbestos
An Avon man has admitted that he knowingly subjected untrained workers — including a 16-year-old boy — to asbestos at a Rochester warehouse, court records show. Anastasios “Taso” Kolokouris, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating federal Clean Air …
Read more on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

State tests show no asbestos danger in Niagara clerk's office
LOCKPORT – Niagara County officials and a union leader said Friday that state testing in the Niagara County clerk's office showed no danger resulting from the removal of floor tiles containing asbestos in late January. “Air sampling came back negative …
Read more on Buffalo News

For families, justice elusive over deadliness of asbestos
Their lawsuits in federal court in Buffalo allege that the agreements were designed to fend off future asbestos-related claims by workers such as Joe Muir and were motivated by a desire to escape multimillion-dollar judgments. “Their hope is you'll …
Read more on Buffalo News

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 …
Read more on Herald-Mail Media

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.
Read more on CBC.ca

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 …
Read more on The Hill (blog)

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 …
Read more on The Hill

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.
Read more on The Elkhart Truth

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 …
Read more on VICE News

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 …
Read more on Southeast Missourian

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 …
Read more on The Age