Asbestos in the News: Issue 2
Asbestos in the News: Issue 2
At Got Mold? our goal is to keep our followers aware of asbestos related news stories. Each day, we scour the internet looking for relevant information. Here are 20 stories we thought may interest you!
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FEATURED STORIES (4)
NY Mesothelioma Attorney Says New Study Shows Wide Risks Created by Workplace Asbestos Exposure: A new British study reporting that workers exposed to asbestos run a higher risk of developing life-threatening illnesses in addition to mesothelioma is a disturbing finding but not entirely a surprise, New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck said today.
Pawn or Knave? McGill University and the Asbestos Industry: Attached is the talk I gave at McGill in March about the historic connection between the university and the asbestos industry. University ties to massive, ethically-questionable corporations is nothing new, and certainly not McGill-specific. Quebec’s continued support of the asbestos industry, of which it was once a world leader, is also nothing new.
Asbestos Scare in Alcoa Plant Causes Concern for Employee Safety: Asbestos was discovered in the New York plant of the aluminum-manufacturing giant, Alcoa Inc.
Ex-shipyard workers taking on Newfoundland gov’t over asbestos: A group of ailing, former shipyard workers in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador is taking on the provincial government over asbestos.
ASBESTOS in SCHOOLS (1)
Asbestos removal scheduled at Canton Central School: The first phase of Canton Central School’s $15 million capital project is slated to begin the first week of June with asbestos removal from basement crawl spaces.
ASBESTOS and HEALTH (4)
Pinpointing Proteins Linked to Mesothelioma May Lead to New Therapies for Patients: An international team including researchers in New York, Hawaii and Italy have pinpointed a protein known as HMGB1 as a key player in the development of malignant mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure.
Former shipyard worker appeals to ex-workmates over asbestos claims: A former shipyard worker is appealing for former colleagues to come forward to help in his battle for compensation after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer.
Appeal to colleagues of man killed by asbestos-related cancer: Lawyers who represented a retired carpenter who died of an asbestos-related disease are appealing for help to fight a legal battle on behalf of his widow.
Reduction of Asbestos Exposure in Libby at Top of City’s Priority List: The Libby Board of Health has put forth an initiative for a plan that would reduce current and future risk of asbestos exposure to residents throughout the Montana city made infamous by asbestos.
ASBESTOS in PUBLIC BUILDINGS (4)
Alliance building renovation nixed over asbestos dispute: Plans for a $22 million renovation of the Lincoln Alliance Building have collapsed, dealing a blow to revitalization of a section of downtown and leaving the fate of the historic structure uncertain. The problem at 181-187 E. Main St. came down to asbestos.
Asbestos Stalls Renovation of Historic Rochester Building: The city of Rochester, New York reported earlier this week that the $22 million renovation of the historic Lincoln Alliance building has been cancelled, disappointing those who live and work in the downtown area and putting the fate of the building – designed by famous architects McKim, Mead, and White – in question.
Asbestos being removed from Marathon courthouse: The courthouse at mile marker 48.5 oceanside is encased in plastic while the asbestos is removed. A $165,000 project to remove mold and asbestos from the Marathon courthouse is nearing completion.
Chelsea Hotel In Housing Court: Tenants At Iconic Building Say They’re Tired of Mold, Asbestos, Being Lied To: Months passed, the mold and decay continued to spread, eviction actions moved forward against a number of residents, negotiations failed and the tenants had finally decided that either the Chetrit Group would sign the agreement that they had reached earlier or they would demand a trial.
LEGAL ISSUES and ASBESTOS (7)
Builder ordered to pay £12,500 after asbestos rap: A SELF-employed builder has been ordered to pay £12,500 after demolishing a building without carrying out an asbestos survey, putting workers at risk.
High Court to rule on Hardie compo case: The High Court will decide on Thursday whether former directors of James Hardie Industries misled the Australian stock exchange about a compensation fund for asbestos victims.
Video: Asbestos victims claim some justice in James Hardie ruling: Australia’s highest court has found seven directors of former asbestos manufacturer James Hardie guilty of breaches over the company’s asbestos compensation fund.
Pro-asbestos group closure hailed by labour advocate, NDP: An asbestos industry lobby group partially funded in the past by the Quebec and federal governments has indicated it will cease its operations.
Appeals Court upholds asbestos-case ruling: Because he inhaled dangerous fibers in New Mexico and not in Arizona, the widow of an Arizona man who died of lung disease cannot sue those whose design of a power plant may have made him ill, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.
Belluck & Fox’s Mesothelioma and Construction Lawsuits Among Top New York Verdicts of 2011: Two Belluck & Fox, LLP, mesothelioma verdicts are among the Top New York Verdicts of 2011, according to recent results from Verdict Search.
Court rules asbestos victims can sue machine maker: A state appeals court Monday reinstated San Francisco lawsuits by asbestos victims against a manufacturer of brake shoe grinding machines that released the lethal fibers from brake linings. The suits were filed by a former mechanic who suffers from asbestosis and by families of three people who died of cancer in 2007 and 2008 after years of exposure to asbestos.
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