Kazan Law News Portal

Contact Kazan Law Today For
Your Free Consultation

How did you find our website?


Please understand that reading the information on this website does not mean that you have received legal advice from The Firm, and sending us an email does not mean that you have established an attorney-client relationship with The Firm.

Asbestos News

Georgia parents concerned about potential improper asbestos disposal at school
Georgia parents concerned about potential improper asbestos disposal at school
Parents and local residents of Dunwoody, Georgia, are reportedly up in arms over the renovation of Dunwoody High School, claiming workers at the site did not properly dispose of asbestos, CBS Atlanta reports.

According to the news source, the issue in question is a dumpster near the school, which the Environmental Protection Agency says needs to be protected by a fence so that no one can access the potentially contaminated debris.

Joe Hirsch, a nearby resident, told the news provider that he was surprised by the lack of caution being taken with the debris from the building.

"You can see them just taking shovel-fulls and throwing the debris on top of the dumpster, and it's just blowing around," Hirsch said. "I'm not an expert on asbestos but I do know there should be some sort of warning label, there's children playing here."

The concerns of Hirsch and other residents are far from unfounded, as exposure to the carcinogenic material has been proven to cause a range of deadly diseases including lung cancer, asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. 

Related Articles

Copper thefts may increase locals' risk of asbestos exposure, http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x1922376864/Asbestos-spread-by-copper-thieves-will-cost-Fall-River-Housing-Authority-78-000, 12/14/12
Massachusetts school custodians learn about asbestos exposure, http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwell/news/x2105847083/Norwell-participates-in-asbestos-awareness-training#axzz2Ese9TA66, 12/14/12
Northern Ireland campaign will educate tradespeople, others about asbestos exposure, http://m.u.tv/news/300-NI-asbestos-deaths-in-five-years/e3426c38-0a85-47ff-b68f-3e2d4fbbe3cd, 12/11/12