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Mr Fluffy contamination: Banks offering support to ACT asbestos victims - ABC Online

ABC OnlineMr Fluffy contamination: Banks offering support to ACT asbestos victimsABC OnlineIt comes in response to a plea from ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, who approached the banks last month asking for a "compassionate and responsive approach" for homeowners facing the prospect of refinancing as part of the deadly loose-fill asbestos ...ACT puts banks on noticeThe Canberra TimesGovernment approaches to risk often overblownThe Ageall 8 news articles » ...Read More

Asbestos in Victorian schools needs urgent removal demands WorkSafe - The Age

The AgeAsbestos in Victorian schools needs urgent removal demands WorkSafeThe AgeTeachers and principals have made an election-eve plea for asbestos to be fully removed from all Victorian schools after a secret state government audit found some are so plagued with the material that buildings need to be cordoned off or cleaned up ...and more » ...Read More

Recordings: Kilgore College official broke asbestos laws, covered it up - Longview News-Journal

Longview News-JournalRecordings: Kilgore College official broke asbestos laws, covered it upLongview News-JournalThe words of reassurance were for Facilities Director Dalton Smith, who secretly recorded the conversations in which he expresses concerns for asbestos-related health issues for him and his staff — and whether he could face legal trouble for his actions.and more » ...Read More

Italy court annuls conviction for Swiss billionaire in asbestos scandal - Reuters

ReutersItaly court annuls conviction for Swiss billionaire in asbestos scandalReutersThe factories had used asbestos in the production of cement. The plants closed in 1986, but workers and local residents continue to suffer the consequences, with Italy's biggest union saying that the latest victim of an asbestos-related disease was ...Swiss Billionaire Schmidheiny Wins Asbestos Court BattleForbesItalian supreme court's asbestos ruling could have major implications for BrazilThe GuardianEternit ...Read More

Gran versus the killer asbestos - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzGran versus the killer asbestosStuff.co.nzHis 1997 death brought with it his widow Deidre's passionate obsession - the 73-year-old grandmother has spent most of her later life trying to get asbestos banned in its manufactured form in New Zealand. Asbestos has been banned in its raw form but ... ...Read More

Employee: Kilgore College hid asbestos exposure; officials deny allegations - Longview News-Journal

Longview News-JournalEmployee: Kilgore College hid asbestos exposure; officials deny allegationsLongview News-JournalKILGORE — Kilgore College students and staff as well as the public have been exposed to asbestos in campus buildings over a period of several years, the college's facilities director said. The public institution's handling of the situation is the ...and more » ...Read More

Gran versus the killer - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzGran versus the killerStuff.co.nzHe had a spark for life before asbestos ripped through his lungs. The rapid decline of Thom vanGerven has been attributed to asbestos fibres inhaled while he worked as a refractory bricklayer - shaping and breaking up bricks to repair retorts. His 1997 ...and more » ...Read More

Asbestos risk spreads into NSW and beyond - The Canberra Times

Asbestos risk spreads into NSW and beyondThe Canberra TimesHardly a day goes by without seeing an article in the paper on loose-fill asbestos or someone speaking about it on radio or TV. I realise that there is so much information that needs to be put out there to inform the owners and renters of Mr Fluffy ... ...Read More

Editorial: Kilgore College must not ignore asbestos questions - Longview News-Journal

Editorial: Kilgore College must not ignore asbestos questionsLongview News-JournalWe saw that this past week when Kilgore College President Bill Holda first denied the possibility of a problem caused by possible mishandling of asbestos at the college, then said he'd hired an environmental firm to test air quality in certain ... ...Read More

Kilgore College president denies asbestos procedures occurred - Longview News-Journal

Kilgore College president denies asbestos procedures occurredLongview News-JournalKilgore College President Bill Holda said Thursday that he doesn't believe any unlicensed asbestos procedures occurred on campus, despite statements by the college's spokesman. Kilgore College's facilities director and two trustees said earlier this ...Kilgore College President speaks out about asbestos allegationsKETKall 3 news articles » ...Read More