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Asbestos found in piles of wood in Libby

Environmental Protection Agency officials recently announced that they found the presence of asbestos fibers in piles of wood in Libby, Montana.

The town, with a population of 3,000, has had more than $370 million spent on asbestos removal projects by the EPA over the past 11 years.  An estimated 1,750 have become sick from asbestos in the town and 400 people have died from asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos became a problem in Libby because of the W.R. Grace vermiculite mine.  The vermiculite stripped from a mountainside in Libby was used to make insulation for many years.

After federal authorities discovered that vermiculite contained lethal asbestos, abatement projects began in the city and have not stopped.  Most recently, investigators found that two large piles of wood chips and bark were contaminated with asbestos.

Before discovering this, the wood chips and bark were distributed to locations throughout the town including schools, a cemetery, and city parks.

If you or someone you love has become ill as the result of being exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit our website, http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org/exposure/, today.

Lufkin couple names 37 defendants in lawsuit

A couple from Lufkin, Texas has named 37 companies in an asbestos lawsuit claiming that the companies caused him to develop lung cancer.

In December 2010, the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma and the complaint was filed in March 22. He claims to have smoked a pipe from 1954 to 1962 and cigars from 1968 to 1995.

The plaintiffs claim that the defendants were negligent by having contaminated buildings, intentional tort, strict liability, and breach of implied and expressed warranty. A few of the defendants include 3M Company Inc., Ford Motor Company, and General Electric Company.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos, contact us for more information or visit our web site today at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Concerns of asbestos cause closure of high school

Classes have been canceled at a junior and senior high school in the St. Louis Park public school district because of asbestos concerns.

Students were all sent home yesterday because of precautionary concerns about asbestos and classes were canceled again today. A spokesperson for the district said that a wintry mix of dust and sand has started to wear away at the tile on the floor and has exposed the toxic material.

Asbestos was commonly used prior to the 1970s in many buildings before any of the health concerns associated with the product became known.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos without knowing it, you may have questions about the health concerns associated with the material. Contact us or visit us at our website www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today.

Asbestos dumped illegally in Ohio

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has announced that they are still looking for the individuals that dumped 60 bags of asbestos material in two areas in Ohio in 2010.

Investigators found that one area had 37 bags and the other had 23. The origins of the asbestos is unknown at this point, but it is suggested that both dump sites were done by the same individual or individuals.

On December 31, a third dump site was found and the EPA announced that they are stepping up the investigation on the issue in order to prevent anymore damage to be done.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to discuss the health side effects associated with the toxic material. Contact us or visit our web site today at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos removal from county building in Fort Wayne will cost millions

Asbestos was found at a Fort Wayne County building and it could cost nearly $1 million to remove all the toxic material from the building.

Asbestos is used in many buildings that were constructed before the 1980s and then it was found that by inhaling asbestos particles, many diseases could result from it. Diseases such as mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer,  and asbestosis.

The County Council has agreed to the building into the county and city police headquarters. Before anymore renovations are done, the asbestos abatement must be completed.

If you or a loved one has been in contact with asbestos and you have questions on how this may affect your health, contact us or visit our web site for more information at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Abestos found at planetarium at Miami Science Museum

The Miami Science Museum shut down on Thanksgiving after asbestos was found at the planetarium.

The entire museum is expected to remain closed all week even though the asbestos was only found in the mechanical room of the planetarium.

The planetarium was built in 1966 when asbestos was commonly used for building materials. No asbestos was found in further renovations of the museum. A number of holiday events that were scheduled to take place at the museum have been canceled.

If you or a loved one has become ill after inhaling asbestos particles and you would like more information on the disease, contact us or visit our web site at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org for more information.

An asbestos scare in Madison Square Garden causes arena to shut down

Earlier this month, an asbestos scare at Madison Square Garden caused the New York Knicks to post pone a game with the Orlando Magic.

Asbestos is a mineral that was used prior to the 1980s in construction and manufacturing fields. If disturbed, the toxic material can lodge into the lung and can cause asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Environmental experts checked into the asbestos in the arena and said that it was clear for customers and employees to now enter the arena.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to the toxic material and have questions on health hazards associated with it, contact us or visit our website today http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Son files asbestos suit against 81 companies after father's death

A West Virginia man has filed an asbestos lawsuit against 81 companies claiming that they are responsible for his father’s death from mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer.

The suit was filed in mid-October and claims that the man’s father, who worked as a laborer for Union Carbide Corporation for 30 years, inhaled asbestos while working with numerous building material and insulation.

The suit also alleges that the company did not inform the man of the dangers associated with the material. The man died of mesothelioma in 2008.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, visit or website for useful information or contact us with any questions that you may have.

New York business man pleads guilty for asbestos violations

New York businessman has recently plead guilty to charges of failing to inspect for asbestos before work on a building began which put the workers and nearby residents in trouble.

The 56-year-old president of Blackstone Business Enterprise, Inc is facing up to five years in prison and a fine 0f $250,000 for violating the Clean Air Act. These violations stem from an incident that occurred in 2008 when the man hired temporary workers to remove asbestos from steam pipes and cut down steam pipes as a part of a renovation of the four-story building.

The workers were all exposed to asbestos during the job. Officials have been investigating the man since the incident occurred. Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to this toxic material and you have questions about it, contact us visit us at our site at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Private school fined for asbestos violations

The Environmental Protection Agency has fined a private school in New Hampshire after failing to meet the requirements set by the agency when dealing with asbestos management.

According to the EPA, the case stems from 2008 when it was found that the school failed to notify the school community that there was asbestos in two of the buildings. The Monadnock Waldorf School has paid $3,096 fine and there is still over $7,000 that still needs to be paid for.

There has been some asbestos removal done in the past, but the toxic material remains in some of their buildings. The school was charged with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which states that administrators need to conduct regular inspections and notify school workers and parents annually on the status of asbestos.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health hazards associated with it, contact us or visit or web site for more information http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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