Companies can be held liable when workers bring home asbestos dust that sickens others, court rules - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCompanies can be held liable when workers bring home asbestos dust that sickens others, court rulesLos Angeles TimesCompanies may be held liable if asbestos from a job site causes someone in a worker's home to become sick, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday. The state high court ruling allows lawsuits to go forward on behalf of people ...California Court Decides Take-Home Exposure Duty Claims with 'Wide-Ranging Impact'The National Law ReviewEmpl ...Read More

Asbestos claims hit £10m over English schools - BBC News

BBC NewsAsbestos claims hit £10m over English schoolsBBC NewsCouncils in England have paid out at least £10m in compensation to people who developed illnesses because of asbestos in school buildings. Figures obtained by BBC News show that in the past decade 32 councils have settled claims from former teachers, ...Pupils and school staff get £10m compensation for asbestos-related in schools: Petition to protect children from deadly materialBBC NewsRemove asbestos fro ...Read More

Asbestos hazards continue to plague Beit Meir residents after fires - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsAsbestos hazards continue to plague Beit Meir residents after firesJerusalem Post Israel NewsLast weekend, during initial operations to mitigate the asbestos dangers in Beit Meir, workers began the process of encapsulation, or sealing asbestos fibers inside a protective coating. As of midday Sunday, the ministry said that the encapsulation ... ...Read More

Asbestos scare halts Logan Park work - Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily TimesAsbestos scare halts Logan Park workOtago Daily Times"It was confirmed it was likely the material was asbestos and appropriate precautions were taken straight away." WorkSafe New Zealand was notified and the council and contractors fenced off the area. Signs were erected advising the public of the ... ...Read More

1, 4-dioxane, asbestos make EPA's list of high priority chemicals - Michigan Radio

Michigan Radio1, 4-dioxane, asbestos make EPA's list of high priority chemicalsMichigan RadioAsbestos is on this list, and so is 1, 4-dioxane. 1,4-dioxane is the same chemical that's contaminating groundwater in Ann Arbor. The EPA has classified 1,4-dioxane as a likely human carcinogen. Jones says this safety review could have an effect on the ...TSCA and Asbestos—a New Approach or One That Reveals the ...The National Law ReviewEPA Prioritizes Asbestos for Review Under Newly Revised TSCA ... ...Read More

Beit Meir Residents Evacuated Over Asbestos Threat -

http://hamodia.comBeit Meir Residents Evacuated Over Asbestos Threathttp://hamodia.comYERUSHALAYIM - Thursday's major rainstorms were not sufficient to remove all marks of last week's wave of wildfires – and for residents of Beit Meir in the Yerushalayim Hills, the rain has not helped them. Residents were forced to brave the cold and ...Some Beit Meir Residents Cannot Return Home Due To Environmental HazardsYeshiva World Newsall 2 news articles » ...Read More

Insurers face extra $15bn asbestos bill - Financial Times

Financial TimesInsurers face extra $15bn asbestos billFinancial TimesMore than 25 years after asbestos-related claims contributed to the near collapse of the Lloyd's of London market, insurers face an additional $15bn of losses related to the cancer-causing substance. ...Read More

Asbestos alert after sportsfield discovery - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandAsbestos alert after sportsfield discoveryRadio New ZealandThe Dunedin City Council said work on the Logan Park sports fields started today. The discovery was made while a raised mound at one end of the park was excavated. Council spokesman Tom Dyer said work stopped immediately. Measures had been put in ...Measures taken to deal with likely asbestos (press release)all 3 news articles » ...Read More

Asbestos discovery -“I have contacted council on three separate occasions about the possibility of asbestos at the Dawson Ave parkland, a few months back and then again on Saturday and Sunday last week, when more fragments were found,” Mr Stevenson said. ...Read More

East Aurora to remove mold, asbestos from three schools - Chicago Tribune

East Aurora to remove mold, asbestos from three schoolsChicago TribuneEast Aurora School District 131 will be working to remove mold or asbestos from three schools over winter break. Rooms at Cowherd Middle School, O'Donnell Elementary School and Allen Elementary School remain closed in the meantime, spokesman Tom ... ...Read More