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Illinois State Beach attracts approximately 2 to 3 million visitors a year, but according to a report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each and every one of those visitors could be putting themselves at risk for asbestos exposure. According to a report on NBC-5 Chicago, asbestos was first discovered on the beach 10 years ago and the...
Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to conduct a second test of asbestos removal Saturday at Fort Chaffee, using a newly-developed alternative method for abatement. According to an article in the Arkansas Times-Record, this test and the ones previously conducted could result in the approval of a method that would "result in significant cost-reductions for...
A recent Washington State Court of Appeals decision has paved the way for claims to be filed on behalf of individuals exposed to deadly asbestos fibers brought into the home by family members who worked with the deadly material. The decision overturned a lower court ruling and set a precedent that could allow hundreds of these family members and...
Demolition workers who’ve been tearing down trailers to make room for new homes near the former Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Aurora, Colorado report that the site is riddled with asbestos and they fear that their health has been compromised. According to a story on KWGN News Denver, workers doing the demolition say they were exposed to the asbestos and never...
A 66-year-old Oregon woman who owned two small ceramics teaching and manufacturing businesses has received an award of $5.6 million in a suit against several talc mining companies. Linda O’Donnell operated her businesses from 1973 until 1993 and was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma last year, allegedly caused by the inhalation of asbestos-containing talc products used at her ceramics studio. The...