$55 Million To Be Paid By Johnson & Johnson In Talcum Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $55 million in a talcum powder case for feminine hygiene products that caused ovarian cancer.

Pipe Bursts Cause $1.3M In Asbestos Damage At Framingham Schools

$1.3M will be spent to clean up burst pipes in Framingham Schools where asbestos tiling complicated the water flooding.

Pillsbury Mills Plant Partner Faces Indictment For Improper Asbestos Removal

A partner who helped with the demolition of the former Pillsbury Mills plant is facing federal indictment for improper asbestos removal.

Patriots Environmental Corp. Charged With Illegal Asbestos Disposal

Ron and Curt Bussiere of Patriots Environmental Corporation have been charged with illegal waste disposal, including asbestos.

Herkimer Glory Days Site To Receive EPA's Superfund Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to assist Herkimer Glory Days site with asbestos cleanup at zero cost to taxpayers.

Homeless, Custodians and Other Untrained Workers Being Used To Remove Asbestos In Michigan

A recent investigation shows contractors are putting untrained worked in danger to remove asbestos, yet Michigan's safety agency has done little to nothing about it.

Pittsburgh Corning Out Of Bankruptcy Via Asbestos Trust Fund

Pittsburgh Corning emerges from bankruptcy 16 years after filing through transfer of its ownership to an asbestos trust fund.

Asbestos Controversy At Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University continues its plans to renovate Stevenson Hall despite the current asbestos controversy.

Investigation Shows Orlando Firefighters Exposed To Asbestos

An Environmental Protection investigation showed Orlando firefighters were exposed to dangerously high levels of asbestos.

Criminal Asbestos Investigation Underway At Brady Sullivan Site

A state and federal criminal investigation linked to asbestos is underway at Brady Sullivan's Pacific Mills site.

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May 26, 2016

Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Takes One Step Closer to Giving EPA Power to Ban Asbestos

“One year ago today, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), along with three co-sponsors, introduced a bill to update the decades-old federal law that governs toxic chemicals – including asbestos. Just two days ago, that bill jumped over a major hurdle with the passage of an amendment that incorporates a number of changes suggested by the Senate. Now, it returns to the Senate for a final vote before, hopefully, being sent to President Obama to be signed into law.”