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Sheffield Residents Fear Asbestos Exposure as Illicit Dumping Increases

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Residents of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England, fear being exposed to asbestos as people continue to illegally dump asbestos-containing debris in the streets. According to the article, “waste containing asbestos sparked safety fears after it was left lying in a Sheffield street for almost two weeks.” Resident Joyce Townsend stated, “I naively though they’d come and take it away that day because it is so dangerous. It is a potential danger to children who play near there.”  Staff Report, The Star News – UK  10/03/2012
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Three Tennessee Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Exposing Residents to Asbestos
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Three men of Chattanooga, Tenn. were charged and sentenced for negligently demolishing an old textile mill that contained asbestos, exposing nearby residents. According to the article, “between August 2004 and December 2005, demolition created asbestos-containing dust then blew throughout the area of 17th Street between Watkins and Dodds avenues, across the street from residential housing and near a day care center.”  Pam Sohn & Todd Smith, Chattanooga Times Free Press  10/02/2012
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New York School Faces Unexpected Asbestos Abatement Costs
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Indian Lake Central School of Indian Lake, Ny. faces unexpected asbestos abatement costs during their renovation. According to Mari Cecil of Bernier Carr Group, “the estimated costs to mitigate and clean up the surprise asbestos discoveries in a number of areas of the school would cost about $200,000.” The school board has decided to pass “an emergency resolution for funding not to exceed $100,000.” They plan to abate the two areas within the school that are used frequently and seal off the other areas until funds are gathered to finish the process.  Bill Quinlivan, Denton Publications, Inc.  10/02/2012
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