By Andrew Higgins, New York Times April 7, 2019 ASBEST, Russia — Sniped at for decades by health advocates, Russia’s doggedly defiant producer of asbestos — a substance banned as a killer by more than 60 countries — thinks it has perhaps finally found the perfect figure for a campaign to rehabilitate the product’s deeply…

Johnson & Johnson’s shares dipped on Thursday after a jury in California ordered the company to pay more than $29 million to a woman who claimed that asbestos in its talc-based powder products had caused her cancer. In rendering its verdict in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday, the jury found that Johnson & Johnson…

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 5, 2019–The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure through education, advocacy, and community work; today praised the Senate for passing the 15th Resolution establishing designating April 1–7, 2019 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” S. Res. 92. Linda Reinstein, President and Co-Founder of ADAO, applauded the Senate for their work…

March 5, 2019, at 2:13 p.m. BY CHAD TERHUNE (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claire’s Stores Inc because they tested positive for asbestos, a known carcinogen….

A coalition of 15 attorneys general are calling for a tougher asbestos reporting rule as part of the recently-revised Toxic Substances Control Act. Maine’s newly elected Attorney General Aaron Frey said last week the coalition wants to eliminate the exemptions for asbestos within the current Chemical Data Reporting guidelines. The attorneys general have asked U.S….

By Holly Camero hcamero@wickedlocal.com Posted Feb 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM Updated Feb 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM    The “old wing” of Maynard’s Green Meadow School has been shut down for the remainder of the school year. In a press release, Superintendent of Schools Robert Gerardi stated the 1950s-era section of the elementary school would remain closed so a licensed environmental contractor could remove old…

James Thorpe, Northlake Capital & Development, 3917 Densmore LLC, and Chris Walters have each been cited for 11 willful and serious violations, with fines for the four separate investigations totaling $789,200. Jan 25, 2019 OSHA Online Two business owners and their companies face numerous citations and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines from the…

New England is such a beautiful place to live, and those of us who are able to call this historic area home, know all too well the struggles that comes along with aging homes and buildings. One of the more silent, but deadly, issues many have found to be in their home or business is…

The asbestos cleanup of Libby, Montana, is coming to a celebrated close. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon end the largest, longest-running asbestos cleanup project in American history. It’s a bittersweet ending to what is left behind. The 19-year, $600 million EPA Superfund project aimed to right the wrongs created by the shuttered W.R. Grace and Co. vermiculite…

Rock Hill Quarry. Google Earth screen shot. All operations at  Rockhill Quarry in East Rockhill, Pa., were halted on Dec. 5, 2018, after the quarry notified the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that it found asbestos when it began work in a new area, the Bucks County Courier Times. The quarry is owned by Hanson Aggregates Pennsylvania,…

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