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Asbestos-ridden lakefront land remains in limbo in Waukegan - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneAsbestos-ridden lakefront land remains in limbo in WaukeganChicago TribuneMore than 30 years have passed since the asbestos-ridden Johns Manville property in Waukegan became one of the first Superfund cleanup sites in Illinois. As of this spring, whether or not the lakefront site ever becomes more than a vacant, fenced-in ... ...Read More

Ottawa's change of heart on asbestos welcome but late - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailOttawa's change of heart on asbestos welcome but lateThe Globe and MailThis week, The Globe learned that the government had quietly changed its web page on the health risks of asbestos. The difference between the old web page and the new one is categoric. The old began, “Asbestos was a popular material used widely in ...Asbestos update: How Health Canada's advice has changedCTV NewsAsbestos revisions on Health Canada website not significant, federal ...Toronto StarGove ...Read More

Ottawa reverses stand on health risks of asbestos in 'landmark shift' - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailOttawa reverses stand on health risks of asbestos in 'landmark shift'The Globe and MailAmong the shifts, the site no longer says one form of asbestos – chrysotile, the type that Canada mined and exported for years that is still most commonly used – is “less potent” and does less damage than other types. The World Health Organization and ... ...Read More

How many people are killed by asbestos? It's more difficult to track than you ... - Vox

How many people are killed by asbestos? It's more difficult to track than you ...VoxWhat impact does asbestos have in the US today? Let's look at two factors. First, it is still legal to import and use in the US, although the amount has gone down significantly due to regulation and litigation. Most asbestos exposure occurs when the ...Mapping the Deadly Toll of Asbestos – State by State, County by CountyEnvironmental Working Group (blog)Yet Another Asbestosis Lawsuit Based on Secondary Asbes ...Read More

Madison County jury for defendant in asbestos case - Alton Telegraph

Madison County jury for defendant in asbestos caseAlton TelegraphEDWARDSVILLE — A jury Friday sided with the defendant, a valve maker, and awarded no damages to a U.S. Navy veteran who claimed the company exposed him to asbestos. Plaintiff estate of Tom King, of Telford, Tenn., claimed that gaskets in the valves ... ...Read More

Exposure to asbestos blamed for former Ulverston mechanic's death - NW Evening Mail

Exposure to asbestos blamed for former Ulverston mechanic's deathNW Evening MailASBESTOS exposure led to the development of lung cancer which eventually killed a 78-year-old Ulverston man, a coroner has ruled. Alan Athersmith, of Ulverston, was exposed to the deadly substance through his working life as a mechanic. Asbestos had ... ...Read More

Victorian wildlife at risk from asbestos - 9news.com.au

Herald SunVictorian wildlife at risk from asbestos9news.com.auThe health of native wildlife is being put at risk by the careless dumping of asbestos in a Victorian state forest. Asbestos has been found dumped in the Yarra State Forest on three separate occasions, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and ...DELWP concern after asbestos dumped in the Yarra State ForestHerald Sunall 6 news articles » ...Read More

South Yorkshire remembers asbestos-related cancer victims - The Star

The StarSouth Yorkshire remembers asbestos-related cancer victimsThe StarThe South Yorkshire Asbestos Victim Support group marked Action Mesothelioma Day at Sheffield Cathedral today. The event is held annually to remember everyone killed by the asbestos-related cancer in the region. Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Talib ...and more » ...Read More

Fluffy asbestos debacle has Canberra home owners shocked anew - The Australian

The AustralianFluffy asbestos debacle has Canberra home owners shocked anewThe AustralianThe so-called Mr Fluffy asbestos scandal did not cherrypick who it discriminated against, affecting 1022 Canberra properties and residents of all ages and backgrounds. Clusters of Fluffy homes are dotted around the city's older suburbs. There are nine ... ...Read More

Mr Fluffy asbestos: NSW to set aside $280m for voluntary buyback scheme - The Guardian

The GuardianMr Fluffy asbestos: NSW to set aside $280m for voluntary buyback schemeThe GuardianThe New South Wales government will set aside nearly $280m for a voluntary buyback system of homes containing loose-fill asbestos. There are believed to be 511 such homes in NSW built by the Mr Fluffy company, which used loose-fill asbestos roofing ...Mr Fluffy: NSW sets aside up to $250 million to buy back houses contaminated ...ABC OnlineBuyback scheme for NSW asbestos homesYahoo7 Newsall 15 news arti ...Read More