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Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning asbestos trade - Toronto Star

Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning asbestos tradeToronto StarHarper won't say, but it looks like Canada will be sitting on the sidelines at the United Nations Rotterdam Convention conference in May, refusing to support listing chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance under global trade rules. In so doing ... ...Read More

Asbestos closes Two Harbors Community Center - Lake County News Chronicle

Lake County News ChronicleAsbestos closes Two Harbors Community CenterLake County News ChronicleAccording to Councilor Mike Borud, who serves on the public works committee, it was observed that the Community Center had a few broken tiles and even though the building was built in the early to mid-80's, after asbestos ban, it was suggested that the ... ...Read More

James Hardie asbestos victims to get extra $106m in support from NSW - The Guardian

The GuardianJames Hardie asbestos victims to get extra $106m in support from NSWThe GuardianJames Hardie asbestos victims to get extra $106m in support from NSW. The government will remove the re-insurance recoveries loan cap for the James Hardie victims compensation fund, so it can borrow up to $320m. Bernie Banton. Asbestos victims ... ...Read More

WV Senate passes asbestos acts - Gallipolis Daily Tribune

WV Senate passes asbestos actsGallipolis Daily TribuneTom Takubo, R-Kanawha, establishes legal standards and procedures for the handling of certain asbestos and silica claims. Additionally, the bill establishes medical criteria procedures, statute of limitations standards, and requires disclosure of ...and more » ...Read More

Liverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibres - Health and Safety Executive (press release)

Liverpool EchoLiverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibresHealth and Safety Executive (press release)A Liverpool NHS Trust has been fined £10,000 after it emerged its workers may have been exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres. The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive ...Liverpool NHS Trust fined £10000 after exposing workers to deadly asbestos fibresLiverpool Echoall 3 news articles » ...Read More

North Bend man fined $9000 for burning flooring containing asbestos - KCBY.com 11

KCBY.com 11North Bend man fined $9000 for burning flooring containing asbestosKCBY.com 11Materials containing asbestos must be handled carefully to avoid releasing asbestos fibers into the air. Some forms of asbestos-containing materials must be removed by DEQ-licensed companies who employ special removal techniques. When handled ... ...Read More

Taxpayers to cover James Hardie asbestos shortfall - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldTaxpayers to cover James Hardie asbestos shortfallSydney Morning HeraldThe New South Wales government will extend further credit to the Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund to prevent victims being paid in instalments in the event payments from James Hardie Industries are insufficient to cover claims. On Friday the NSW ...NSW govt ups asbestos fund by $106m9news.com.auall 13 news articles » ...Read More

Asbestos removed from Penn-Trafford High School - Tribune-Review

Asbestos removed from Penn-Trafford High SchoolTribune-ReviewContractors working at Penn-Trafford High School this month discovered a small amount of asbestos, but officials said there are no health hazards to school staff or students. As part of the schoolwide remodeling, workers found asbestos in two fume ... ...Read More

Public to prop up Hardie asbestos fund - The Australian

The AustralianPublic to prop up Hardie asbestos fundThe Australian“While funding the compensation of asbestos victims remains the responsibility of James Hardie, the NSW government is not willing to see those suffering from asbestos-related disease forgo full and upfront compensation because of cashflow shortfall ...and more » ...Read More

Half of all Mr Fluffy asbestos home owners join ACT government buyback - The Canberra Times

Half of all Mr Fluffy asbestos home owners join ACT government buybackThe Canberra TimesThe demolition of Mr Fluffy asbestos homes across Canberra is expected to get under way after June this year with more than half already acquired by the ACT government. Acting Chief Minister Simon Corbell announced on Friday more than half of all ... ...Read More