World Asbestos Report News

Archives: September 2010

September 30, 2010 -- Mesothelioma victim says she was exposed to asbestos in tax office

A cancer victim from Wallington, UK, is planning to sue the government tax office.

September 30, 2010 -- Contractor fined for exposing workers to asbestos

A subsidiary of a large construction company may have exposed UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) workers to asbestos fibers.

September 29, 2010 -- Fire causes asbestos roof to collapse

An old building which housed an antiques clearance company in Kimblesworth, UK, was destroyed after a fire tore through it, spreading asbestos particles around the area.

September 29, 2010 -- Pool work delayed after asbestos find

The refurbishment work at the Buxton swimming pool in England has been delayed after asbestos was found at the site.

September 29, 2010 -- UK council gets stern asbestos notice from health agency

The boiler room in a UK school was recently deemed to have such high levels of asbestos that it was ruled off limits by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Britain's federal health agency.

September 28, 2010 -- Australian asbestos lawyers call on government to keep campaign promise

Asbestos lawyers in the Australian state of Tasmania are claiming that the state's Labor government has not acted on a campaign promise to help asbestos-disease victims get compensation.

September 28, 2010 -- Asbestos to be removed from maternity unit

Insulation boarding that contains asbestos is scheduled to be removed from Lincoln County Hospital's maternity unit. However, those at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) in the UK are working to reassure those who were in the ward that they were at little risk for asbestos exposure.

September 25, 2010 -- UK mesothelioma victim says she got illness from grandfather's work clothes

A 44-year-old British woman believes that her mesothelioma was caused by the asbestos she was exposed to on the clothes of her grandfather, who was a dockworker.

September 23, 2010 -- Asbestos dumped at Australian national park sparks local anger

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in Australia is trying to find out more about the illegal dumping of asbestos in the Gardens of Stone National Park.

September 22, 2010 -- Fire at warehouse sparks asbestos fears

After a machine in Westbury, UK caught on fire, many people around the Audience Systems building feared that asbestos could be spread into the air.

September 22, 2010 -- Storage unit fire ignites asbestos

A fire at Warwickshire, England industrial storage unit has fire services concerned about asbestos.

September 21, 2010 -- Fireman's mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, coroner says

A deceased elderly UK resident's mesothelioma was caused by the asbestos exposure he suffered while on the job, according to a coroner's inquest.

September 21, 2010 -- Asbestos alarms sound at Welsh hospital

A hospital in North Wales, UK, experienced an asbestos scare after alarms that detect the presence of the deadly mineral went off.

September 17, 2010 -- New support group for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases

A new initiative has launched to help people cope with the hardships and symptoms of diseases caused by asbestos in Aberdeen, Scotland.

September 17, 2010 -- Rwanda cabinet will discuss asbestos report

The Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure, Vincent Karega, recently announced that the Cabinet will be discussing a Canadian study about how asbestos roofing can be phased out with minimal disturbance.

September 17, 2010 -- Official: New Zealand earthquake may have disturbed asbestos in houses

New Zealand was recently rocked by the most destructive earthquake the nation has experienced in nearly 80 years. While no one was killed, a doctor is warning those with damaged homes to be on the lookout for asbestos.

September 17, 2010 -- Coroner: Coal worker's mesothelioma death caused by asbestos exposure

A coroner's investigation into the death of a British coal worker has determined that he died from the malignant mesothelioma he likely contracted from the asbestos exposure he suffered on the job.

September 16, 2010 -- Queensland, Australia gives grant to help asbestos victims

The government of the state of Queensland, Australia, is giving a grant to help support residents with asbestos-related diseases, like malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis.

September 16, 2010 -- Warehouse blaze does not disturb asbestos

A warehouse fire in Scotland quickly spread fears that asbestos would be exposed and made airborne.

September 16, 2010 -- English man diagnosed with mesothelioma asks community to educate themselves

A man from Regents Park who was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma is asking his community to educate themselves about the dangers of asbestos.

September 15, 2010 -- Workers' compensation claims of asbestos-related illnesses to rise in Australia

More people are filing workers' compensation claims due to asbestos-related illnesses in Queensland, Australia.

September 14, 2010 -- Five classrooms in England sealed off after asbestos find

Students at the St. Laurence School in Bradford, England may notice that five classrooms have now been sealed off after asbestos was found in the roof.

September 14, 2010 -- Australian school fined for asbestos violations

A breach of proper asbestos protocol at an Australian school may have exposed students and staff to the deadly mineral.

September 13, 2010 -- UK fire spreads asbestos concerns

Sparks from an angle grinder in Dawlish, UK reportedly started a large fire in a local barn where the roof contained asbestos.

September 11, 2010 -- UK Firm fined after allowing staff to come in contact with asbestos

A UK firm charged with managing a property for the Ministry of Defence was recently fined for a number of asbestos violations on the base.

September 11, 2010 -- Northern Ireland asbestos support group gets new home

An asbestosis sufferer in Northern Ireland has been given a site to run his support group for victims of asbestos-related diseases.

September 10, 2010 -- Middle school to remain closed until Friday

Children will have a couple more days left to enjoy the fleeting days of summer, since their school year will not start on time.

September 10, 2010 -- Asbestos-containing material dumped along UK roadside

A quantity of illegally dumped waste that is believed to have contained asbestos was recently removed from a country road in England.

September 10, 2010 -- UK company holding conference on new asbestos guidelines

A conference in the UK focusing on how new asbestos legislation may affect businesses will take place on September 23.

September 10, 2010 -- Asbestos found in school sand pit

The sand pit at a local elementary school in Australia is no longer a safe place to play.

September 8, 2010 -- Asbestos closes Australian quarry

Concerns regarding the discovery of asbestos at an Australian quarry have prompted its closure.

September 8, 2010 -- UK family concerned about asbestos after partial roof collapse

A partially collapsed ceiling at a rented home in England is causing the residents to become concerned about whether asbestos has been disturbed.

September 8, 2010 -- Asbestos dumped in English villages

Asbestos waste was dumped in several villages in the Broadland area of England and was found over the past week.

September 8, 2010 -- Australian State Environment Department praises asbestos cleanup

The State Environment Department announced that it is pleased at the amount of hazardous waste that was cleaned up near the Wallaga Lake Koori Village in New South Wales.

September 7, 2010 -- Australian church hall to be knocked down due to asbestos problem

One of the oldest Anglican church halls in Honrsbyshire, Australia, will be demolished next week in order to build a new development.

September 4, 2010 -- School asbestos cleanup costly in Australia

The price of ridding buildings of asbestos is high, as many schools in Queensland, Australia, are discovering.

September 4, 2010 -- UK court ruling could have impact on hospices, mesothlelioma patients

A high court in England recently ruled that a company who was responsible for the asbestos exposure that caused a worker's mesothelioma should pay for part of his hospice care.

September 4, 2010 -- Students displaced after fire causes asbestos concerns

A fire at a UK school is forcing students to be moved as the blaze may have disturbed asbestos.

September 3, 2010 -- Asbestos events in Queensland, Australia schools on the rise

Schools in the Australian state of Queensland are averaging more than one closing or evacuation of school facilities each day due to asbestos, according to the Courier-Mail.

September 3, 2010 -- Asbestos mine to resume operations for September

The controversial Jeffrey Mine in Quebec will start operations for September, as a last bid to try to get foreign investors to fund a new underground mine at the site.

September 2, 2010 -- New Zealand Defence Force to monitor asbestos exposure

Staff for the New Zealand Defence Force will keep files on the chemical and environmental health hazards that soldiers experience, including asbestos exposure.

September 1, 2010 -- Two Canadian companies charged with asbestos violations

While investigating a worker's fall, Canadian workplace health and safety inspectors found a number of alleged asbestos violations at the work site.