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Judge tosses out largest asbestos verdict

A Mississippi judge has tossed out the largest asbestos lawsuit in U.S. history after it was found that the victim’s parents were involved in a similar lawsuit against the some of the same companies.

The case involved  a man that claimed he developed asbestosis as a result of inhaling asbestos particles while working a mud compound that was made and sold  by Union Carbide Corporation and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. The man needs oxygen at all times as a result of the asbestosis and he was awarded $300 million in punitive damages and another $22 million in other damages.

After this trial, that the plaintiff’s father has filed two asbestos suits, one that was still pending and his mother and father already settled asbestos claims against the Union Carbide Corporation.

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Ohio theater receives $200,000 for asbestos abatement

The Gordon Square Theater has received $200,000 in federal stimulus money to perform asbestos abatement and other renovations on the building.

The building is one of three performance venues in Cleveland and has recently undergone a huge renovation project. The absestos renovation project will not only make things safer for people who attend performances in the building,but it will also create jobs in the area.

Asbestos can be very harmful when it is disturbed, it can lodge in a person’s lung where it can remain dormant for many years. It is then known to cause lung cancers such as mesothelioma. The asbestos removal on the building is occurring in the ceiling and will begin in January.

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Kentucky man names 56 defendants in asbestos case

A man from Cattlesburg, Ky named 56 defendants in an asbestos lawsuit regarding his lung cancer. The complaint was filed in mid-May and stated the the man was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2009.

The man was employed by General Motors from 1966 until 1968 and Ashland Oil from 1968 to 1993. The suit claims that the defendants were negligent, had contaminated buildings, breach of warranty, conspiracy, misrepresentation and intentional tort. The man wants a jury trial in order to resolve all of the issues.

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Grim Report Linking Carpenters and Mesothelioma Comes Out of UK

According to a report released by Cancer Research UK and the British Health and Safety Executive, an astounding 1 in 17 UK carpenters born in the 1940s are expected to die of mesothelioma, the cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  Additionally, plumbers, electricians, and decorators from the same demographics have a 1 in 50 chance of developing life-threatening mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer, and although there are other ways to get it, approximately 90% of mesothelioma cases stem from asbestos exposure.

While these sobering statistics are true only in Britain, they serve to underscore the danger of frequent asbestos exposure and the emphasize the dangers faced by anyone who handled it in a professional setting.

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Continuing Asbestos Removal for Elementary School

An elementary school in San Angelo, Texas has been undergoing asbestos abatement for a renovation project since June when school let out. Now, officials are saying that the project will continue through the school year and will likely not be complete until August of 2010.

The students at Santa Rita Elementary School will be shuffled around different classrooms throughout the school year as asbestos abatement and renovations take place. The project will take place in sections of the school, allowing students to attend class without being in danger of asbestos exposure, which can lead to the lung disease mesothelioma.

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WSU Seeks Funds for Asbestos Abatement

Wright State University has had to relocate 14 employees from its Kettering Center because of asbestos concerns. On Monday, the building’s operations were suspended and asbestos abatement needs to occur before the university can renovate it.

Complete removal of the asbestos is estimated to cost between $650,000 and $750,000 with up to an extra $6 million for renovation costs. The university is currently seeking funding to have the building renovated so that it can continue its presence in downtown Dayton, Ohio.

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Asbestos Removal for Midtown Plaza

In Rochester, New York, asbestos removal will begin Friday at the Midtown Plaza building. Removal will begin on the tower’s 12th, 13th and 14th floors. Preparation has already been occurring for the last two weeks.

The $30 million project will involve the demolition and renovation of the 8.5 acre site to improve the downtown area. The project has been in the works for some time now and already has developers ready to build on the site once the demolition is complete.

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Library Closed for Asbestos Abatement

The Prendergast Library in Jamestown, New York will be closed to the public for as long as three months because of asbestos abatement. New light fixtures will be installed, the electrical system will be replaced and the flooring will be redone. In order for this to happen, asbestos must first be removed from the buildings.

Stohl Environmental has been hired to remove asbestos from the ceiling and floor. The entire project is expected to cost about $800,000 including asbestos abatement and renovations. The building will be closed for public safety so that there is no asbestos exposure.

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City Council Approves Asbestos Abatement

In Trenton, New Jersey, the City Council has approved ordinance for asbestos removal in a unanimous decision. The city will hire Forefront Environmental Services for the asbestos asbatement aspect of a demolition project.

In the first round of abatement, 13 properties will be taken care of. Once the abatement is completed, the demolition project will be open to bids. Taking care of the asbestos abatement first will allow the buildings to be destroyed safely without releasing a dangerous substance into the air.

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Illinois Elementary School Removes Asbestos

Spring Grove Elementary School in Illinois has had all of its asbestos removed because of a renovation project. The school was replacing a boiler when workers found asbestos around the piping. However, this was expected, and a company was hired to remove the asbestos so that the old boiler could be safely removed and the new one installed.

Holian Industries was given the asbestos removal contract for $16,000. According to school officials, the school has been inspected by ESI and has been declared asbestos free. There was no asbestos in the building when classes began on August 19 although there were some barricades and warning signs.

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