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Hillshire Brands Sues Own Insurers After $13M Asbestos Case Loss

Hillshire Brands Co. is suing its insurers after losing a $13 million asbestos case for wrongful death. Read more at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

30 Million Tons of Asbestos Left Near Vermont Mine

About 30 million tons of asbestos has been left on Belvidere Mountain by the Vermont Asbestos Group after it shut down in 1993. Read more at

MasSpec Pen Could Diagnose Cancer in Seconds

A new medical device known as the MasSpec Pen could help doctors diagnose cancer in mere seconds and detect any cancerous cells left behind.

Arp Schools Concerned with Asbestos in City Water

The Arp School District is providing bottled water for drinking and filtered systems for cooking water due to asbestos discovered in the city’s water. Read more at

Libby Asbestos Superfund Site Receives $1.7 Million

The EPA recently awarded the DEQ with $1.7 million for ongoing work at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Concerns at Cañon City Middle School

Cañon City Middle School teachers are concerned for their students’ safety due to asbestos found in the school. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Genetically Coded Gene Therapies Will Help Fight Cancer

The expected FDA approval of gene therapy for leukemia will kickstart a radically new type of cancer treatment. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Hazardous Substances Spilled During Asbestos Search at Former Paper Mill

Hazardous materials were leaked at a former paper mill near Fort Drum in Upstate NY while searching for asbestos. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Next Steps for Ambler Asbestos Superfund Site

The EPA is finishing its cleanup efforts at the Ambler Asbestos Superfund Site in Pennsylvania and plans to outline steps for what comes next. Read more at

Asbestos-Contaminated Houses Won’t Work for Fire Training

Eleven Statesville condemned homes were hoped to be burned and used for fire training, but asbestos has stopped the plan.

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