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9-11 firefighters show increased cancer risk, notes new study

Prior posts have addressed the various studies that have been published regarding the impact of exposure to the toxic dust and smoke that was generated by the 9-11 disaster. Researchers have now identified that male firefighters who were exposed to the toxic dust and smoke from the 9-11 attacks have...

Jenner & Block: Navy Shipbuilders Avoid Asbestos Product Liability Claims

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On October 3, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided two questions of first impression under maritime law: (1) does maritime law recognize the sophisticated user and/or sophisticated purchaser defenses...

Top Environmental Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers in 2014

Executive Summary Like any other part of the manufacturing sector, auto suppliers face a number of challenges complying with environmental regulatory requirements, in particular managing and monitoring development of greenhouse gas emissions limits in the United States, European Union, and elsewhere...

Contractor Sentenced To Prison For Contaminating Beach With Asbestos From Condo Renovation

As a result of beach contamination that occurred from illegally pressure washing siding on a high rise condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, David Braswell has been sentenced in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for violation of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7412, [ enhanced version available...

Waste Hauler Illegally Demolished Building Filled With Asbestos and 14,500 Tons of Trash

A federal indictment has been filed charging three businessman, including the owner of several garbage-hauling businesses, with violating the Clean Air Act by failing to remove asbestos prior to demolishing a former factory filled with trash. Related charges for illegally dumping garbage at the factory...