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Asbestos Protections Funded by EPA for New England States

The EPA gave $631,000 to New England states for asbestos protection activities in school buildings. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Northern California Wildfires Leave Asbestos Behind

Ash from fires in Northern California may contain asbestos and other toxic substances. Read more about disaster dangers at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Eight Senators Introduce Bill to Ban Asbestos

A group of eight Democratic senators have introduced a new bill to ban asbestos in the United States. Could this be the time that a ban actually gets passed?

EPA Limiting Reviews of Chemicals, Including Asbestos

The Trump administration is limiting the mandated reviews of out-of-use, high-risk chemicals such as asbestos. Read more at

New Case Management Order Allows Punitive Damages for NY Asbestos Cases

Higher verdicts in New York asbestos courts are causing an uproar from the business community and legal reform groups.

Colorado Preschool Program Closed Due to Asbestos

A preschool program on American Indian land in southern Colorado was recently closed due to the discovery of asbestos. Read more at

California Court Allows Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Case to Move Forward

A California appeals court ruled that Colgate-Palmolive can be sued for its asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products. Read more at

EPA Gives Last Call for Asbestos Cleanup in Libby

The EPA provided a last call for residents of Libby to have their homes inspected and cleaned up if asbestos was found. Read more at

Electricians Walk Away from Sydney Opera House Due to Asbestos

Shortly following the second confirmation of asbestos at the Sydney Opera House, electrician workers walked off the job. Read more at

Arp Schools Replacing Asbestos Pipes

Arp Schools have begun replacing their asbestos pipes and seeking another water source in the meantime.

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