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EPA Gives Green Bay Funds to Remove Asbestos, Other Hazardous Materials

Green Bay is receiving an EPA grant to remove asbestos, petroleum products, and other hazardous materials in a massive redevelopment project.

Steve McQueen’s Wife Pushes for Asbestos Ban

Steve McQueen’s wife continues to create awareness and fight for an asbestos ban in the name of her film icon husband’s legacy. Read more at

Nivolumab and Ipillimumab Show Promise in Treating Mesothelioma Recurrence

A Phase II clinical trial for Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) show the drugs can slow the growth of malignant pleural mesothelioma after relapse.

Chicago Public Schools Ignoring Asbestos Problem

Reports show Chicago Public Schools is not removing all of its asbestos, endangering students, teachers, and others with mesothelioma and other deadly diseases.

Detroit Cracks Down on Demolitions Due to Asbestos Concerns

Michigan is cracking down on the demolitions contractors in the City of Detroit after discovering numerous properties containing asbestos were mishandled.

Birmingham Police Station Closed Due to Asbestos

Asbestos tiles at a Birmingham, Alabama, police station have caused it to shut down, and two officers have been admitted to the hospital. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Beech-Nut Refuses to Pay for Asbestos Clean Up at Former Plant

Beech-Nut says it will not pay for the multimillion-dollar asbestos clean up at its former plant near Albany, New York, despite a federal order. Read more at

Denver Business Ordered to Provide Assistance to Asbestos Victims

Willmax Capital Management, Inc., has been ordered to provide medical services to Denver residents the company exposed to asbestos. Read more at

EPA Head Promises to Clean Up Superfund Sites

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says cleaning up decades-old Superfund sites is essential. Read more about asbestos Superfund sites at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Found in Illegal Tobacco Products

England has seen an increase in illegal tobacco products in recent years, many of which are tainted with asbestos. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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