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December 11, 2018

Asbestos, lead contamination closes Branchburg library indefinitely

BRANCHBURG — The townships library will be closed indefinitely after officials last month discovered asbestos and lead in the building housing the Branchburg Reading Station.

The library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System, has been closed since last month.

Library and township health officials did not return calls or emails seeking comment Friday and other details were not available.

The Station House building on Olive Street in Neshanic Station also was the site of township recreation programs.

Safety for all of our patrons is an utmost priority, SCLS Director Brian Auger said in a prepared statement. Discovering toxic materials at the Branchburg Reading Station will necessitate remediation. In the meantime, we want to make sure that all Branchburg residents are welcome at all of the SCLS libraries.

Auger said that library card holder might borrow materials from the systems 11 other locations.

A list of locations and addresses is available at the county library systems website at http://somerset.lib.nj.us.

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Asbestos, lead contamination closes Branchburg library indefinitely

Mold Plus Asbestos Closes Ann Arbor Fire Station, Florida Asbestos Testing Company AGC Environmental Suggests a Tip …

..for Florida mold inspection and removal and Florida asbestos testing and treatment, AGC Environmental asserted that its services are the best..that’s because they are conducted by certified mold and asbestos inspectors and consultants.

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Station 4 of Ann Arbor in Michigan remained shut down due to a persistent mold problem. News website mlive.com gave out the details about it on its post dated December 20, 2013. In response to it, AGC Environmental, a Florida asbestos testing company, suggested a method to avoid the worse of the fungus’ effects in order to help the public.

Based on the report, the firehouse was closed late November after it was discovered to be mold contaminated, My Cleaning Products related. And because of it, it detailed that the firefighters and the trucks stationed in it were temporarily transferred downtown at Station 1.

The report said that mold test and treatment were implemented in the building but it didn’t resolve the problem, MCP relayed. Besides that, it shared that there was also an asbestos issue found in the station so besides the testing for it, an abatement would as well be implemented.

The cleaning of the facility was ongoing, according to the report. Regarding the closure of the firehouse, it was said that it could last from one to four weeks depending on the needed work.

Below is an excerpt from the report.

“A fire station in southeast Ann Arbor remains closed while the city attempts to remedy mold problems identified in late November.

Sources inside the fire department said Station 4 on Huron Parkway has been closed since Thanksgiving, leaving the city with four open fire stations.”

Both mold and asbestos could bring in health problems. Because of that, immediate response is essential whenever it is suspected that they are present, AGC Environmental said.

Firstly, mold and asbestos testing must be implemented, the company said. That way, their presence could be confirmed and unnecessary spending could be avoided. And once verified that they indeed present and posing risks, it asserted that treatments must follow up the tests.

However, for Florida mold inspection and removal and Florida asbestos testing and treatment, AGC Environmental asserted that its services are the best. And as it cited, that’s because they are conducted by certified mold and asbestos inspectors and consultants.

Additionally, the company stated that its indoor air quality testing and other environmental services also offer written data. And that, it said, could be used as official court document for insurance and/or purchase of a new house.

To learn more about AGC Environmental and its Florida environmental services, readers could check out its website at agcenvironmental.com.


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Mesothelioma News Update: Resource4thePeople Applauds Italian Court for Sentencing Swiss Millionaire in Asbestos Scandal

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Industrialist sentenced to 18 years after conviction for exposing workers to asbestos. U.S. workers still eligible for free consultations about their legal rights to seek compensation over mesothelioma.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2013

http://www.resource4thepeople.com/occupationaldisease/asbestos-lawsuits.html

Resource4thePeople announced today its support of an Italian courtâ??s decision to sentence a Swiss billionaire to 18 years in jail for his role in an asbestos scandal in which prosecutors said more than 2,000 workers died.

Details of the courtâ??s decision were reported in a June 3, 2013 Reuters News dispatch, which said the courtâ??s ruling could set a precedent for work-safety lawsuits in Europe.*

Resource4thePeople also said that while such large-scale criminal prosecutions are rare in the United States it supports all local, state and federal authorities who fully prosecute asbestos offenders in the interests of worker safety.

Rescource4thePeople also said its national network of attorneys will continue accepting claims from consumers who may have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma or other asbestos-caused cancers and are seeking compensation for medical and other expenses.

Reuters reported that, â??Stephan Schmidheiny, found guilty of negligence that led to more than 2,000 asbestos-related deaths, was also ordered to pay millions of euros in damages to local authorities, victims and their families by an appeals court in Turin.â?

The news agency said Schmidheiny is the former owner of Swiss building material maker Eternit and that prosecutors had said Schmidheiny intentionally failed to install measures to prevent workers’ health being affected by asbestos at Eternit’s Italian plants, which closed in 1986.

â??More than 6,000 people – including former employees and residents of the four towns where the plants were located – are seeking damages in the case, Reuters said.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer most often caused by exposure to asbestos and is diagnosed in between 2,000 to 3,000 Americans each year.

â??Unfortunately, because mesothelioma is a rare cancer it has not drawn much public attention,â? said Resource4thePeople. â??However, the disease has such a long latency period that more and more victims are being diagnosed in their 50s, 60s and 70s.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, for instance, in an April 24, 2009 study,** reported that â??Despite regulatory actions and the sharp decline in use of asbestos, potential exposure to asbestos continues, but most deaths from mesothelioma in the United States derive from exposures decades ago.â?

The study also reported that â??the annual number of mesothelioma deaths is still increasing, and future cases will continue to reflect the extensive past use of asbestos. New cases also might result through occupational and environmental exposure to asbestos during remediation and demolition of existing asbestos in buildings if controls are insufficient to protect workers and the surrounding community.â?

Resource4thePeople is finding that the government officials have been correct in anticipating growing numbers of asbestos victims.

â??There has been a recent surge in requests for complimentary consultations from those who, tragically, have been diagnosed with this deadly, aggressive cancer for which there is no cure,” said Resource4thePeople.

Mesothelioma develops after victims unknowingly inhale microscopic particles of asbestos which lodge in the linings of the lungs, heart or abdominal organs and eventually generate cancer cells which form tumors or spread to other parts of the body.

In providing referrals to lawyers experienced in the area of asbestos litigation, Resource4thePeople notes that legal representation for asbestos victims has over the last several decades provided billions of dollars of compensation for loss of loved ones, medical and funeral expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering.***

“One of the factors repeatedly raised in asbestos litigation is the question of negligence on the part of manufacturers, distributors and employer,” said Resource4thePeople .”Many mesothelioma victims were completely unaware that they were being exposed to this toxic material and unaware of the life-threatening consequences.

â??This is one of the reasons that the stiff sentence handed down by the Italian justice system is so important in increasing international awareness of this situation.â?

Resource4thePeople also notes that over the last few years the average amount of compensation awarded by juries or reached in out-of-court settlements has continued to increase. These figures were recently documented in an investigative report published May, 11, 2012 by Reuters News Service:***

“No central registry keeps track of asbestos lawsuits filed yearly or their outcomes,” Reuters said. “A tabulation of jury verdicts and settlements, based on an average of all asbestos-related lawsuits reported in Westlaw Journal Asbestos, a Thomson Reuters publication, found that the average award was $6.3 million in 2009, $17.6 million in 2010 and $10.5 million in 2011 — amounts much greater than what lawyers say was the norm more than a decade earlier.

“Clearly, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related payouts persist at levels companies and their insurers never expected. Insurers have been adding hundreds of millions of dollars to their asbestos-claim reserves. Travelers Cos, in its annual report for 2011, echoed its peers when it cited a “high degree of uncertainty with respect to future exposure from asbestos claims.”

Resource4thePeople notes that in its Jan. 7, 2013 Report to the Nation about cancer statistics the National Cancer Institute, which says there are about 2,000 to 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed in the country each year, reports encouraging news about decreases in cancer death rates.****

However, while some of the most common cancers such as lung, colon and rectum, female breast and prostate showed declines, mesothelioma was not among the cancers mentioned as showing an improvement in decreasing death rates.

Resource4thePeople also notes that health officials cite one of the reasons that mesothelioma has not shown a decline in death rates is that the cancer has such a long latency period.

There is no cure for mesothelioma and in most cases by the time the cancer is diagnosed it cannot effectively be treated by common cancer approaches such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

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*http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/uk-italy-asbestos-idUKBRE9520UZ20130603

**http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm

***http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/11/us-usa-asbestos-lawsuits-idUSBRE84A0J920120511

****http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/newsfromnci/2013/ReportNation


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