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Month: January 2015

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Connecticut Parents Say They Weren’t Warned About Asbestos Project

Numerous parents of students at Enfield, Connecticut’s Enfield High School are concerned and worried after seeing a portion of the high school blocked off for renovations in areas that contain asbestos. Many parents claim that they were never notified of the construction.

According to Hartford Courant, a myriad of parents are upset about the new construction going on at the high school, and some have even taken to Facebook to write a complaint letter to Enfield’s mayor,  Scott Kaupin.

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Six Illinois Companies Fined for Illegal Asbestos Practices

A total of six companies in the Chicago area were fined this month for asbestos violations, federal officials report. The companies will have a few weeks to contest the charges.

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), exposure to asbestos and other dangerous hazards occurred over the summer while work was being done the cafeteria at Chute Middle School, in Evanston, Illinois. A total of $132,000 in combined penalties await the companies who have been fined.

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