This Week in Mesothelioma and Asbestos News

Each week, news outlets from across the country publish stories and features about the latest news related to the mesothelioma and the asbestos industry.

Cooney & Conway, we will share the most important and interesting articles from the past week. This week includes stories of an explosion in Baltimore, an asbestos investigation at a Texas airport facility, and new EPA regulations having to do with toxic chemicals round in everyday products.

EPA gives Green Bay funds to remove asbestos, other hazardous materials

A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help assessment efforts for hazardous materials like asbestos for facilities in Green Bay, WI.


Austin council members pressed on airport facility asbestos investigation

Investigators are continuing to press city leaders in Austin, TX, for answers about an asbestos contamination which exposed 120 city workers during renovation work at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport last year.


EPA sets rules to regulate toxic chemicals under 2016 law

The Environmental Protection Agency has set new rules for regulating toxic chemicals found in everyday products on the one-year anniversary of a landmark law passed by Congress last year.


Investigation Teachers, staff fear cancer cluster in North Providence schools

Several staff and teachers at two Rhode Island elementary schools have been diagnosed with some form of cancer over the last decade and they believe something in those schools caused their illnesses.


NH Worker Complains of Exposure to Asbestos, Mercury

A complaint filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration claims workers may have been exposed to asbestos and mercury at the Schiller Station power plant for Eversource.


Clean up nearly done, but repairs remain at Baltimore explosion site

Cleanup is nearly complete in the aftermath of the explosion of an underground steam pipe in downtown Baltimore, but officials said work still must be done before repairs on the system can begin.


Virginia Beach uses video of asbestos and old systems to make case for retiring City Hall

Virginia Beach officials released a video Friday documenting problems with the old City Hall building at the Municipal Center in Princess Anne. A Public Works facility engineer said asbestos hidden behind the walls and ceiling tiles is the major issue.

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