New York Contractor Convicted of Asbestos Violations

12/24/2010 Rochester, NY – (Mesothelioma News) A federal jury in Rochester, N.Y., has convicted a contractor of violating the Clean Air Act and exposing workers and the public to cancer-causing asbestos. The verdict, reached on Nov. 12, focused on the actions of Keith Gordon-Smith and Gordon-Smith Contracting during a two-year demolition project at Rochester’s Genesee […]

Neighbors Fear Asbestos Exposure from Fire-Damaged Illinois Factory

12/03/2010 Algonquin, IL (Mesothelioma News) Demolition activity at a fire-damaged former Toastmaster factory in Algonquin, IL, has sparked fear of possible asbestos exposure-and a heightened risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in the area. Mesothelioma, in particular, has nearby residents worried. The aggressive cancer-which attacks the protective lining covering many of the body’s organs […]

Mesothelioma Alert: Florida Mayor Wants Asbestos Pipes Removed From Development Site

08/19/2010 Broward County FL,  Mesothelioma News – The asbestos-laden pipes in a closed mobile home park have got to go, according to the Judy Paul, mayor of Davie, Florida.  She cites concerns that the pipes, part of a shuttered mobile home complex scheduled for redevelopment into a park, pose a risk for deadly asbestos-related diseases. […]

Asbestos Mesothelioma Alert: Asbestos Removal – Oregon School District Fined

07/13/2010 Jefferson County, Oregon, Mesothelioma News – School District Fine Underscores Dangers- and Difficulties of – Asbestos Removal When Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) slapped a local school district with $33,000 in penalties, it seemed, at first glance, to be a sizable—if not earth-shattering—fine for shoddy renovation work. But the work involved asbestos removal […]

PATH Worker’s Widow Seeks New Trial for Asbestos Lawsuit

05/07/2010 (Mesothelioma News) – Juror admits switching sides to speed deliberations in case involving lung cancer victim’s asbestos exposure at work. The widow of a New Jersey subway worker is seeking a new trial in her asbestos-related lawsuit after a juror admitted to siding with his employer in order to bring the case to a […]