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Asbestos

Should You Get an Asbestos Survey Before Purchasing a Home?

When purchasing a house, it is important to be aware of any potential health hazards that may be present. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in many building materials until 1980 and is still used today...
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Chlorine Plants Put Employees at Risk

The U.S. imports hundreds of tons of asbestos each year from Brazil, primarily for two major chemical companies, OxyChem and Olin Corp. The companies claim that asbestos is integral to their chlorine production. At OxyChem's plant in Niagara Falls, New...
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Landmark Achievements for the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

The year of 2019 showed impressive progress for The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN). About a year ago, the bill was introduced. All that remains is for the U.S. House to pass ARBAN, setting the stage...
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Asbestos in Classic Cars

There is nothing quite like getting your hands on the car of your dreams. What if the car of your dreams was filled with unknown dangers to hobbyists? Classic cars often contain many old parts that need replacing that contain...
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Hope Remains for a Ban on Asbestos in the United States

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has been fighting to ban asbestos in the United States since 2004. Recently, Congress delayed the vote on ADAO’s Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN). We are approaching the New Year; if Congress...
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Montana Sues Former Insurance Provider Over Libby Damages

The state of Montana and their former insurance company have asked the state Supreme Court to decide who’s liable for almost $100 million in damages for Libby asbestos victims. The state won a lawsuit in 2018 when the judge ruled...
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Federal Court Orders the EPA to Require Reports on Asbestos Imports and Uses

District Court Judge Edward J. Chen’s decided the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must require companies to report import and use of asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) filed the petition to make...
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