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Montana contractor sues to compel DEQ to enforce asbestos disposal laws.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
An asbestos-disposal contractor has sued the state Department of Environmental Quality, claiming the agency is not fulfilling its obligation to make sure asbestos waste is being safely handled and properly disposed of in Montana's landfills.

Calderwood asbestos threat may affect 500 sites.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
About 500 home sites could be affected by asbestos contamination or delays at the Calderwood development after the Environment Protection Authority revealed it was investigating 7,500 tonnes of contaminated material in the region.

Workplace carcinogens lead to thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year: Study.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Workplace exposure to carcinogens such as diesel exhaust, asbestos and silica are together causing thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year, says a new study that reveals the toll of on-the-job hazardous substances.

Undermining the rule of law at the EPA.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
What good are laws without enforcement? Scott Pruitt wants to stop paying the Justice Department for hazardous waste litigation.

Health ministry urges asbestos victims to sue government.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The health ministry is taking the unusual step of urging members of the public to take legal action against the government in a campaign asking victims of asbestos-induced diseases to sue.