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Steve Koek is the Digital Marketing Manager at Cooney & Conway, and is responsible for the administration of the firm's web site and social media platforms. He can be reached at skoek@cooneyconway.com or through LinkedIn

 

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New U.S. Asbestos Regulation Imposed by EPA, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

New EPA Asbestos Regulation Imposed, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

April 18, 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new asbestos regulation designed to close loopholes in a 30-year-old law that was preventing the agency from restricting the sale of certain products containing the deadly mineral.

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Ethylene Oxide Emissions Bills Pass State Senate After Sterigenics Shutdown

Ethylene Oxide Bills Pass State Senate After Sterigenics Shutdown

April 12, 2019

Efforts to protect the public from emissions of the toxic chemical ethylene oxide from plants like Sterigenics in suburban Willowbrook made a significant step forward.

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Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban

Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban

April 11, 2019

Two decades after banning asbestos in England, the toxic mineral continues to kill thousands of Britons every year, a new report released by the UK’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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Sterigenics Shutdown Prompts FDA Action on Possible Medical Device Shortages

Sterigenics Shutdown Prompts Action on Possible Device Shortages

April 10, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working to prevent a potential shortage of medical devices after the shutdown of a sterilization plants in Willowbrook, Ill., and Michigan.

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Supreme Court rules Navy contractors must warn about asbestos exposure

Supreme Court rules Navy contractors must warn about asbestos exposure

April 8, 2019

Navy contractors have a duty to warn about asbestos exposure in products they know will require asbestos, even if they did not produce the material but knew it would be added later, the Supreme Court

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