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Mesothelioma stories in the news this week

Illicit Dumping of Asbestos Continues to Rise in UK
Illegal dumping of asbestos-containing debris in Northeast England has continued to grow, reporting more than 53,000 incidents and spending approximately £3 million to clean-up. According to the article, “councils in the region spent more than £2.2 million cleaning-up incidents of ‘fly-tipping,’ and nearly £600,000 investigating them.” If fly-tippers are caught, they will be fined more than £50,000 and could face time in jail.  Rachel Wearmouth and Liz Walker, The Journal UK  01/02/2013
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Pakistan NA Decides to Ban Use of Asbestos
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The National Assembly’s (NA) Standing Committee has recommended a complete ban on asbestos in attempt to protect its workers. According to the article, NA met with MNA Shagufta Jumani and after a comprehensive briefing on the effects of asbestos all members decided on a “complete ban on import and use of asbestos be imposed.” The NA’s goal is to protect its workers and its country from further exposure.  Sajid Chaudhry, Daily Times – Pakistan  01/01/2013
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Report Shows More than 350 Schools in Suffolk County Contain Asbestos
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Recent reports shown more than 350 schools in Suffolk County of East Anglia, England., contain asbestos. According to a spokeswoman of the Suffolk City Council, the “Health and Safety Executive has examined our management system and indicated it is satisfied with our procedures.” In addition, the article states the type of asbestos that is present is of no danger as long as it is not disturbed.  Staff Report, Bury Free Press  01/02/2013
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