The small town of Vienna, WV is one step closer to completing the cleanup of an abandoned Johns Manville plant. The former fiberglass production facility sits on 33 acres of land and has been an eyesore for the local residents since it was shut down in 2008. This has been an ongoing project that started in 2014 when the Vienna City Council approved an ordinance allowing the City to purchase the property from the previous owner, a development firm. Vienna's mayor and a city council member had the opportunity to walk through the property with a remediation specialist. It was clear that the previous owners had improperly demolished structures, leaving piles of asbestos-contaminated debris behind. The debris has been successfully removed, but there are still structures on the site that will eventually be removed, including a smokestack, an office building, and a small warehouse. Residents would eventually like to repurpose a large portion of the area for residential use.
Next Monday is the last day that Energy Future Holdings Corporation employees, contractors, and their families can file an asbestos claim against the bankrupt company.
Have you or someone you loved ever worked at a power plant? If so, your risk for developing an asbestos-related disease due to exposure on the job is high. Energy Future Holdings Corporation (EFH) employees should be aware that a deadline is approaching to file asbestos claims, whether they have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or not.
Filing a lawsuit against an asbestos company is not always an option. Around 60 asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy and set up trusts to help them deal with the number of individuals who have been affected by their products.