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Asbestos Possible in California Drinking Water Post-Wildfires

Santa Rosa, CA - November 17, 2017

Agencies in Sonoma and Marin counties are trying to prevent asbestos and other toxins from affecting drinking water. Read more at

Asbestos Protections Funded by EPA for New England States

Boston, Massachusetts - November 15, 2017

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

Sonoma, CA - November 09, 2017

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

Washington, D.C. - November 07, 2017

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

Billings, Montana - November 02, 2017

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

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New Case Management Order Allows Punitive Damages for NY Asbestos Cases

New York, NY - October 31, 2017

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

Ignacio, CO - October 26, 2017

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

San Francisco, California - October 24, 2017

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

Libby, Montana - October 19, 2017

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

Sydney, Australia - October 17, 2017

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

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