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December 2016 Archives

Mesothelioma Study: Direct Chemo-Drug Delivery During Surgery

In the interest of many of our clients who suffer from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, we sometimes post about new medical research that has potential for helping to treat the devastating cancer. Baylor has announced the launch of a clinical research study that will evaluate a new chemotherapy-drug treatment protocol....

Building-Demolition Workers Still at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Government regulation and worksite monitoring are not always keeping workers who remove asbestos or perform demolition work in older buildings safe, according to a piece of investigative journalism. We recently posted a blog about this issue, which arose when a Seattle-area asbestos-removal company faced fines and loss of licenses for...

Canada Announces National Asbestos Ban by 2018

Last week, four federal ministers - those of health, science, environment and public procurement - announced at a press conference in Ottawa that the federal government would ban asbestos and products containing the deadly mineral by 2018. Canada will join more than 50 other countries who have already banned asbestos,...

EPA Settlement for Wyoming Superfund Site Asbestos Cleanup Costs

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or EPA published a news release announcing the September settlement agreement to recover costs the agency incurred when it cleaned up contaminated soil at the site of a former Wyoming oil refinery. According to the release, Sinclair Casper Refining Company, the successor...

Housemates Can Sue for Injury from Asbestos on Worker

In a very important decision, the Supreme Court of California just handed down a unanimous decision holding that the housemates of workers who brought home asbestos on their bodies, possessions, or clothing from work may sue the employers or owners of worksite premises for illness and death from the secondary...