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Cottrellville Township and two companies cited for asbestos violations

A citation was given by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to Cottrellville Township and two construction firms for violating asbestos laws, an article by The Times Herald stated on March 1.

The township and the two construction companies reportedly committed negligence in tearing down 12 cabins and a home at 8559 North River Road. DEQ analyst Tammy Bell said the organization was not properly informed of the demolition, and the township did not test for asbestos prior to demolition. Though Bell confirmed that asbestos was present in the demolition site, the parties involved were only given citation because the samples were fortunately not capable of polluting the air.

Many people unfortunately develop mesothelioma cancer after being exposed to asbestos minerals by negligent parties. The cancer that affects the lungs is often fatal and effective treatments for mesothelioma have not yet been proven. Learn more about asbestos hazards and how a skilled lawyer may be helpful to asbestos exposure victims by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

House session halted due to asbestos incident

A House session on July 10 was temporarily halted due to a possible release of asbestos in the area, an article by USA Today stated.

Reports said the possible asbestos release incident happened at around 2:00 a.m. in the Capitol’s House side. After several hours of inspection conducted by engineers and industrial hygienist experts, the Architect of the Capitol’s office stated that the establishment was safe to be opened. However, some parts in the area remained barricaded. Members of the Congress and their staffs were allowed to enter the premises at around 9:00 a.m. Tours were also deemed safe soon after investigation.

People who accidentally inhale asbestos fibers may suffer from life-threatening illnesses that affect the respiratory system. If you suspect that you have been exposed to harmful fibers due to irresponsible parties, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn how a lawyer may help you.

Penalty of $850,000 fine to be meted out to erring businessman

A Springfield Township businessman, David Sugar, Sr., will have to pay $850,000 to compensate for the asbestos contamination that his company’s team wrought upon unsuspecting civilians during their demolition of an old steel mill in Steubenville, Ohio.

Sugar, who also violated the law when he bribed ex-Congressman Jim Traficant in 2003, was sentenced by Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese, Jr. to pay the fine for not taking consideration of the asbestos dispersed in the area when he had the old Weirton Steel plant demolished.

Sugar had already been sentenced to other penalties for other charges related to the case last year, including 15 weekends in jail, three years of probation with house arrest, and a $10,000 fine after admitting guilt to four counts of Clean Air Act violations.

Asbestos are responsible for causing a serious disease known as mesothelioma. Tragically, this extremely deadly disease effects numerous Americans each year due to irresponsible and reckless people, like Sugar. For more information about this disease, asbestos, and other related topics, visit our site or get in touch with a representative.

City awarded grant to remove asbestos from 20 structures

The City of Mt. Pleasant has recently been awarded a grant of nearly $200,000 to cleanup asbestos from nearly 20 building structures. The grant comes from the Environmental Protection Agency and will focus mainly on the Mt. Pleasant Center.

The Mt. Pleasant Center spans across nearly 300 acres and contains 21 different structures, many of which have been closed because of the asbestos contamination.

Tunnels, a road network and a power plant are also a part of the center. The city does not know what they will use when it reopens. Residents will help decide and the city commission will make a final vote later this year.

Asbestos exposure has been linked to the development of a rare and aggressive cancer called Mesothelioma, contact the asbestos help center if this has happened to you or a family member.

Possible asbestos discovery at Sunrise Mall

The Sunrise Mall in Massena is currently being studied after legislators determined that there may be asbestos in the area. The survey will be done in order for the building owners to determine if they should charge rent or try and get rid of the building.

The building is currently owned by St. Lawrence County, but they are hesitant to collect rent from tenants because it would make them liable for deficiencies within the building. The number one deficiency in question is whether or not there is asbestos in the basement.

There are allegedly asbestos in bags on the basement floor that was removed from pipes but never disposed of properly. Legislators are now going forward with a $3,600 survey that has been funded by the reserves that are set up in an environmental reserve.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you have questions about the known carcinogen, contact us or visit our website at for further information.

New approaches sought to treat mesothelioma

Asbestos is a material that was used in many buildings prior to the 1970s when it was found that the material is a carcinogen if disturbed. The particles can be lodged into the lungs once inhaled and later form into lung cancer, such as mesothelioma.

Today, people may be exposed to asbestos when older buildings are remodeled or demolished and the material is not disposed of properly.

Recently, there has been an increased number of mesothelioma cases in Minnesota due to taconite mining in the region. Experts from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic are now trying to use a new approach to treating the  disease by incorporating a viral agent. This agent is the measles virus that will be used to carry a toxin that is safe for patients, but will harm the cancer cells.

For a detailed description on the approaches and to read the full article, visit the Discovery Edge May Clinic today.

Actor Harold Hopkins dies of mesothelioma cancer

Actor Harold Hopkins has died after battling mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos particles. He was 67.

According to Hopkins’ family, the man was exposed to asbestos at his first job out of high school when he was a carpenter in Queensland.

Hopkins had major roles in movies such as Gallipoli, The Club and Don’s Party. He appeared in 16 movies total and also in an Australian television show. The man is survived by six siblings, one his twin brother.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma as a result. Contact us for more information on the disease or  learn more about the toxic fibers by visiting our website today at

Woman files asbestos lawsuit against Chevron on behalf of husband

A woman whose husband died of an asbestos-related disease, has  now filed a lawsuit against Chevron USA and Texaco.

The widow, along with her four children, filed the suit on Nov. 10 and states that their family member was exposed to asbestos fibers while working with Texaco in Port Authur.

The suit continues to state that the man developed pulmonary asbestosis and died in March 2010. The plaintiffs claim that the defendants knew of the dangers associated with asbestos and continued to allow their employees to work with them.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos fibers and you would like to learn more about it, contact us or visit our website for more information at

Man admits to violating asbestos removal laws

A man from Pittsford has admitted to violating asbestos removal laws and he has recently plead guilty in front of a federal court.

According to court records, the 38-year-old man violated the Clean Air standards when he was supervising a Irondequoit renovation project.

The man allegedly hired a contractor to remove the asbestos from pipes in the building, but the man was not licensed to do so. The court records show that the man knew that there was asbestos in the in building that needed to be removed.

Violating asbestos removal procedure is not only illegal, but it can put civilians nearby at risk. Asbestos can cause many asbestos-related diseases including a rare lung cancer, mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more about it. Contact us or visit our website today at

Austrailian man awarded $1 million in asbestos settlement

A man that was exposed to asbestos nearly 40 years ago has now been awarded $1 million in mesothelioma lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the 62-year-old man was exposed to the toxic material in 1972 when he worked at James Hardie Factory. The man worked as a machinist in the asbestos sheeting factory. The man claimed that he was not warned of the risk of asbestos exposure or given a mask to wear.

The jury found that James Hardie did not take the appropriate care to prevent him from being exposed to asbestos, which caused him to develop mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and has developed mesothelioma as a result, contact us or visit our web site at today.





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