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September 2014 Archives

NC VA hospital slow to remove asbestos, part 2

Workers were worried at the VA hospital that the air conditioning system could be spreading asbestos contaminated dust among the staff and 37,000 veterans treated yearly in the facility. Asbestos wrapped-pipes were located in the subbasements of the buildings and workers knew that some of that wrapping had begun to...

NC VA hospital slow to remove asbestos

According to workers at a VA hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, asbestos contamination in the subbasement has resulted in contradictory series of moves regarding the presence of asbestos and when, or if, it has been abated. Workers had long suspected that asbestos was a problem at the hospital. The VA...

Cost deferral and the asbestos industry

In economics, the concept of cost deferral is important. If the economic cost of a transaction must be paid for up front, it may be less likely to occur. For instance, if you went to purchase a home here in California, and had to pay cash, you might have difficulty...