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Addiction Group Faces Eviction After Asbestos Discovery

The Grapevine addiction recovery group in Boise, Idaho, might be out of a meeting place after asbestos was found in the old firehouse the organization rents.

Compound in Turmeric Shows Promise for Treating Mesothelioma

Curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric commonly used to make curries, has shown promise as a possible treatment for malignant mesothelioma.

House Committee Considers Two Bills Affecting Mesothelioma Patients

Next week, the House Judiciary Committee will begin marking up two key pieces of legislation that could affect mesothelioma patients’ attempts to receive compensation.

EPA Delays Public Warning of Asbestos Danger

Although asbestos has been added to the most dangerous chemicals list, the EPA could take up to three years to warn Montana citizens of the dangers.

Asbestos Cleanup Begins After Natural Gas Explosion

Asbestos clean up has begun at a site in Northwest Portland where a natural gas explosion occurred three months ago.

Detroit Teaching Inmates How to Remove Asbestos Safely

The City of Detroit is using a $4.5 million grant to prepare inmates for jobs in removing asbestos from buildings owned by the city.

$25 Million Asbestos Settlement Reached Between Libby Residents and Montana State

Asbestos victims have reached a $25 million settlement with the State of Montana over exposures that occurred at the W. R. Grace mining site in Libby.

EPA Issues Last Call to Request Libby Superfund Assistance for Residential Inspections

The EPA has issued its final call for residents to request asbestos inspections in Libby and Troy, Montana, as part of the agency’s Superfund program.

Study Finds Asbestos in Gallbladders of Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

Italian researchers have discovered that asbestos can travel as far as the gallbladder in patients who have been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma.

Hartford Signs $1.5 Billion Deal to Cover Asbestos Liability Exposures

Hartford Connecticut Financial Company signed a $1.5 billion reinsurance agreement to cover its asbestos and environmental liability exposures.

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