Asbestos and Mesothelioma News Wrap Up: April 2014

The asbestos attorneys at the Firm are dedicated to ensuring you have the latest asbestos and mesothelioma news headlines to keep you up to date. Below is a short list of some of the most recent news stories covering asbestos exposure, mesothelioma research and other news from throughout the country and the world.

  • Hazardous material discovered under Radford High School track
    During construction at Radford High School in Hawaii, crews discovered a dump site filled with metal objects. Three soil samples turned up positive for asbestos. Lead, arsenic, cadium, mercury and dioxin were also present. State officials said the U.S. Navy will be held responsible for the cleanup, since the school was built next to Makalapa Crate, a military landfill.
  • Hunting Point renters demand answers to asbestos contamination at their buildings
    The EPA issued a stop-work order during the renovations of a large apartment complex in Alexandra, VA earlier this month. Asbestos was found in the floors, doors and windows. Workers were not taking the legally required precautions. Residents of the apartment complex showed up to the town hall meeting, angry that it took officials three months to stop the renovations.
  • Monks’ secret: Asbestos lurking beneath Byzantine wall paintings
    When the Byzantine monks created their infamous wall paintings during the late 1100s, they used asbestos in plaster coatings underneath the paintings, according to new research. The use of the chrysotile asbestos (white asbestos) provided a smooth layer with a mirror-like surface for the painting.
  • Concerns over minority hiring dominate asbestos cleanup meeting in North St. Louis
    A meeting hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the $30 million cleanup of the former Carter Carburetor plant in North St. Louis featured questions regarding concerns over minority hiring. The majority of the criticism was towards the plant’s former owner, it’s main contractor and the subcontractor handling the asbestos removal.

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