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Republican Health Care Bill Includes Asbestos Exposure Funding for Libby Residents

Victims of asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, could retain special provisions for healthcare in the proposed American Health Care Act. Read more at

CDC Study Shows Firefighters More Likely to Die From Cancer

A new CDC study reveals firefighters are more likely to be diagnosed or die from cancer – including mesothelioma – than the general population.

Iowa Bill to Restrict Asbestos Liability Lawsuits Passes State Senate

The Iowa State Senate recently passed a bill to restrict the amount of compensation victims of asbestos exposure can receive. Read more at

Asbestos Found in New Orleans Courthouse

Asbestos was recently discovered in the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, causing it to shut down while contractors remove it. Read more at

House Passes Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act

The House passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, which will put restrictions on class action lawsuits. Read more at

Trump’s EPA Budget Cuts Place Montana Cleanup Efforts in Jeopardy

President Trump’s administration has outlined plans to cut the EPA budget by about 20%. Read more about what this means for asbestos cleanup sites in Montana.

Asbestos Discovered in Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School Bleachers

Asbestos was recently discovered in the paint on the bleachers at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School in Ceredo, West Virginia. Read more at

Mesothelioma Death Rates Rising According to CDC

The CDC has released a study of malignant mesothelioma mortality rates showing that deaths due to mesothelioma are increasing. Read more at

First Season of Asbestos Abatement at North Ridge Estates Superfund Site Nears End

The first season of asbestos abatement work at the North Ridge Estates Superfund site in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is drawing to a close. Read more at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Abatement Starts at Pillsbury Mills Plant

Cleanup crews have begun asbestos abatement work at the abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant in Springfield, Illinois.

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