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- Colorado waives asbestos cleanup laws for flood recovery, but experts fear safety may be compromised.
In the wake of the devastating floods in Colorado, state requirements for asbestos cleanup are relaxed to assist with speedier cleanup and recovery for homeowners. Some cleanup professionals, however, believe the trade-off could be putting people at greater risk of asbestos exposure.
- Asbestos removed from Houston Hall
Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts recently contracted with workers to remove asbestos from one of its campus buildings. As part of a renovation project, the university removed asbestos using proper procedures in order to update its bathrooms, common spaces and dormitory rooms.
- Asbestos found in Poteet Public Library
Longtime resident of Poteet, Texas, Carol Merchant, thought she recognized shredded, peeled and powdered asbestos underneath the tile flooring at the Poteet Public Library. After requesting an inspection from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), the Asbestos Program visited the library and confirmed her suspicions. The inspection found 3 percent chrysotile asbestos in the floor tiles and their black mastic adhesive.
- House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Need for TSCA Reform
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization testified on Wednesday, Sept. 18 before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. The organization called for an immediate ban of asbestos to protect public health.