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Some Asbestos to Remain in Montana Town Under Final EPA Plan

Federal regulators’ long-delayed final cleanup plan for a Montana mining town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material where it sits, in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere. The U.S. Environmental …

California Jury Awards Woman $13M For Asbestos Exposure From Talcum

A Los Angeles, Calif. jury has awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. The verdict Tuesday in Superior Court found that New York-based Colgate was 95 …

Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Modify Asbestos Injury Claims

Attorneys representing victims of asbestos exposure say a bill Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law will limit victims’ ability to recover losses. Ducey said he signed the measure Thursday to increase transparency and fairness in asbestos litigation. “While victims …

Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Former Workers at Missouri Courthouse

Lawyers are seeking what could be millions of dollars in damages for people who worked at the Jackson County Courthouse during an asbestos removal project in the early 1980s. Attorney Lou Accurso says the employees should receive free medical testing …

3 Former Execs Ordered to Pay $1.8M in California Asbestos Case

Three former executives of a now-defunct non-profit have been ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution to 65 people who were exposed to airborne asbestos after their company directed workers to illegally remove debris containing asbestos from a former air …

California District Sees 152 Students Leave after Asbestos Problems

Records show an Orange County school district in California that closed three campuses because of asbestos problems has lost 152 students in the first half of the school year – and the loss could impact its funding. The Orange County …

More Time For Asbestos Suits OK’d by Illinois House

The Illinois House has approved a bill allowing more time to file a lawsuit over asbestos-related disease. The initiative was adopted 70-43 Tuesday and moves to the Senate. Rep. Elaine Nekritz is a Northbrook Democrat. Her bill would remove a …

Montana Governor Pushes EPA to Wrap Up Libby Asbestos Study

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is pressing federal regulators to wrap up a long-delayed study of asbestos dangers in a northwestern Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from exposure to the hazardous material. A draft toxicology study says …

UPenn’s Interdisciplinary Research Seeks to Track Ambler’s Asbestos Legacy

Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, Pennsylvania, was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause — exposure to asbestos. He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in his side kept him …

Eleven Southern California Schools to Undergo Asbestos Testing

An Orange County school district will test every room in its 11 schools for asbestos after questions were raised about whether students were exposed to carcinogenic dust during construction projects earlier this school year. The Orange County Register reported two …