An old house at the centre of a cancer cluster scare at Atherton Fire Station in Cairns, Australia has been demolished. Cairns-based demolition experts began removing asbestos from the house adjoining the fire station on Friday and finished the job yesterday with an excavator. Read the full story here.
LegalView.com recently reported the use of an unapproved method of asbestos removal by the city of St. Louis potentially exposing thousands of residents to asbestos fibres during the demolition of buildings. Full story can be read here.
Three Polk County men have been arrested following an investigation into illegal dumping of asbestos-laden demolition debris into the Green Swamp in Auburndale, Florida. Read the full story here.
The demolition of two dilapidated buildings in Homer, Illinois is on hold while village officials rewrite the bid specifications and allow contractors to update their bids. The lowest bid received for the work did not specify costs for removal of asbestos debris. Read the full story here.
The removal and processing of foam insulation could cost the UK billions of pounds. Brian Watson, commercial director at CA Building Products, asks: who will foot the clean-up bill? In November last year, an issue that many building materials manufacturers have been forecasting for years finally reached the public consciousness. A factory in Scotland, built…Read moreRead more