Mesothelioma Update: Massachusetts Project Cost Doubles As More Asbestos Found

08/26/2010 Quincy Massachusetts, (Mesothelioma News) The cost of a demolition project in Quincy, Mass.-part of a multimillion-dollar plan to construct a new concourse road through the city’s downtown-will more than double after greater-than-expected amounts of asbestos were found on the site. While Quincy will delay the project until all of the cancer-causing material is safely […]

California mesothelioma alert: CA Man Admits Asbestos Training Program a Fraud

08/13/2010 Hayward, California, Mesothelioma News – Conceding that a training program for asbestos workers was a fake, the owner of a California safety consulting company pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud on July 29. The pleas, made in federal court in San Francisco, mark the culmination of a grand jury indictment handed down […]

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 […]

EPA Accuses Florida City, Contractor of Violating Asbestos Regulations

05/10/2010 Florida (Mesothelioma News) – Residents of Marco Island in southwest Florida are demanding answers after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency advised the city that it had violated six asbestos-related regulations while rebuilding a local roadway in 2006-potentially jeopardizing the health of residents and workers. Asbestos-long linked to deadly medical conditions including lung cancer and […]

Building Owner Fined $70,000 For Exposing Workers to Asbestos

05/03/2010 (Mesothelioma News) – The owner of an Alaska building will pay $70,000 in penalties for failing to protect renovation workers from asbestos exposure-even after receiving a warning from authorities that asbestos was present. Work at the building, which formerly housed the Matanuska Maid creamery in Anchorage, was halted in June 2009 by Alaskan officials. […]

Long Island School Evacuated After Asbestos Discovery

04/27/2010 (Mesothelioma News) -The sudden discovery of asbestos at a suburban New York high school forced an evacuation of students on March 25-and an early start to spring break. It was also an unsettling reminder that asbestos-a material linked to diseases including lung cancer and mesothelioma, an almost always fatal cancer of the protective lining […]

Colorado Man Indicted for Triggering Asbestos Emergency

04/23/2010 Colorado (Mesothelioma News) – Pretending to be a certified asbestos inspector in order to obtain employment, a Colorado man improperly performed air testing and falsified lab results, a Colorado grand jury said on April 15. The state grand jury charged that his actions contributed to the release of dangerous asbestos particles and threatened “immediate […]

Major Lung Cancer Advance: Yale Researchers Link Genetic Marker to Deadly Disease Onset

Oct. 16–Yale scientists have discovered a novel way to assess the risk of lung cancer in moderate smokers, promising new methods to diagnose, and possibly someday treat, the intractable disease, and other forms of cancer. The research, published in the Wednesday edition of the journal Cancer Research, identified a biological marker for lung cancer. “Only […]