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EPA’s Asbestos Ban: Not Enough to End Cancer for Workers
EPA’s Asbestos Ban: Not Enough to End Cancer for Workers

Mary Pieper
5 mins read - May 10, 2024

Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently banned chrysolite, the last known type of asbestos imported into the United States, union officials and health and...

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Historic Victory: EPA Seals the Fate of Asbestos in America
Historic Victory: EPA Seals the Fate of Asbestos in America

Mary Pieper
4 mins read - March 18, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on March 18 that after many decades of effort, it will start banning the final known type of asbestos still used in the United...

Exposure Bans

2 more enter a guilty plea in New York asbestos mishandling
2 more enter a guilty plea in New York asbestos mishandling

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - July 19, 2021

Two more employees of an embattled asbestos handling service plead guilty pleas to having conspired to violate federal laws and state regulations in illegally removing asbestos at...

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EPA to collect more asbestos data from importers
EPA to collect more asbestos data from importers

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - July 19, 2021

This new rule on asbestos reporting comes as a result of the settlement reached by a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency...

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Guilty Plea in Asbestos Release Case at Former IBM Site
Guilty Plea in Asbestos Release Case at Former IBM Site

John Edwards
2 mins read - May 21, 2021

In a significant legal development, a New York man has pleaded guilty to a Clean Air Act violation after negligently releasing asbestos during abatement at a former IBM site....

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Researcher: Burying Asbestos in Sludge Is Not as Safe as We Thought
Researcher: Burying Asbestos in Sludge Is Not as Safe as We Thought

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - April 23, 2021

EPA’s long-used method of dealing with asbestos-contaminated sites — burying it in sludge to prevent the cancerous fibers from becoming airborne — could carry serious...

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Head of Asbestos Abatement Firm Pleads Guilty to Mishandling Asbestos
Head of Asbestos Abatement Firm Pleads Guilty to Mishandling Asbestos

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 12, 2021

A New York woman has plead guilty to federal charges of mishandling asbestos. Stephanie Laskin of Newburgh, N.Y., plead guilty to charges of illegally removing and disposing of...

Exposure Bans

Survey Says Over Half of Cargo Ships Still Contain Asbestos
Survey Says Over Half of Cargo Ships Still Contain Asbestos

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 7, 2021

More than half of all cargo vessels in use today contain asbestos, according to an estimate from a maritime compliance company. Singapore-based Maritec made the startling claim...

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N.Y. Man To Settle EPA Complaint Over Asbestos Dumping for $135,000
N.Y. Man To Settle EPA Complaint Over Asbestos Dumping for $135,000

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 2, 2021

A man convicted of allowing thousands of tons of asbestos to be dumped on his property and lying about it is settling a Justice Department lawsuit over clean-up costs for...

Exposure Bans

Lawmakers Seek New Restrictions on Asbestos Exposure Claims
Lawmakers Seek New Restrictions on Asbestos Exposure Claims

Cameron Ayers
6 mins read - March 11, 2021

Federal and state legislators are pushing a host of bills designed to make it harder for asbestos exposure victims to claim compensation. Six recent bills filed in two...

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Study Linking Asbestos Talc, Ovarian Cancer Puts Pressure on J&J
Study Linking Asbestos Talc, Ovarian Cancer Puts Pressure on J&J

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - May 21, 2024

New research linking the application of talc powder to the genitals and ovarian cancer could be a challenge to Johnson & Johnson as the company attempts to settle thousands of...

Awareness

Study Finds Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Mesothelioma Survival
Study Finds Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Mesothelioma Survival

Jean Brannum
3 mins read - May 18, 2024

For patients diagnosed with the aggressive cancer mesothelioma, the choice of surgical treatment has always been a complex decision. Historically, the radical surgery to remove an...

Treatment

Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt
Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - May 17, 2024

A jury has handed up a verdict of $15 million against R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc. on behalf of the family of a man who died of mesothelioma following asbestos...

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