EPA Pressured To Evaluate Asbestos Under New TSCA Reform

With the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) recently signed by the Senate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been under extreme pressure to make good on their promises to investigate and appraise harmful substances that are still legal in the U.S., including asbestos. Numerous people want asbestos at the top of the list to […]

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Queens, NY Jail ‘Is Deadly’ With Asbestos, Says Correction Officers

A number of corrections officers at the Queens, New York jail are claiming they’ve been exposed to asbestos, and their superiors aren’t doing anything to help. New York Daily News reports that officers awaiting disciplinary hearings at the Queens Detention Complex were assigned to an unused wing of the jail to basically “do nothing,” while numerous […]

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Feds Investigate Construction Company That Exposed Non-English Speaking Workers To Asbestos

Federal prosecutors recently turned their attention to an Illinois construction company that was fined last year for putting Mexican workers who couldn’t understand English in harm’s way by regularly exposing them to asbestos. FOX News Latino reports that in 2015, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down a hefty fine to construction company, Kehrer Brothers […]

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OSHA Hits Wisconsin Shipyard With $1.4M Fine For Continuous Lead, Asbestos Exposure

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hit a Wisconsin shipyard with $1.4 million in fines after a long history of exposing workers to asbestos, lead, and other toxins. Business Insurance reports that during a recent investigation, OSHA found that Fraser Shipyards Inc., based in Superior, Wisconsin, had 14 health violations after exposing workers to lead […]

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