asbestos contamination

Chicago's Oak Street Beach Contaminated With Asbestos

Article: Chicago's Oak Street Beach Contaminated With Asbestos

CHICAGO, Illinois, May 27, 2008 (ENS) – The Illinois shoreline and Illinois Beach State Park have a long history of asbestos contamination, so as the 2008 beach season opens on Lake Michigan, a conservation group is advising beachgoers how to minimize inhalation of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. Chicago’s Oak Street Beach (Photo by Wally Gobetz) For…

W.R. Grace Hit With Record Superfund Fine for Libby Asbestos

Article: W.R. Grace Hit With Record Superfund Fine for Libby Asbestos

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – W.R. Grace, a global supplier of specialty chemicals, has agreed to pay $250 million, the highest sum in the history of the Superfund program, to reimburse the federal government for the costs of the investigation and cleanup of asbestos contamination in the town of Libby, Montana, the Justice…