Category: Asbestos

Aviva, Zurich May Face New Asbestos ‘Spiral’ in U.K.

... Ernie Terry, 72, was diagnosed with pleural plaques six years ago, nearly 40 years after he left a job as an engineer on board cargo ships with machinery cased in asbestos. While the condition is typically symptomless, as many as one in 10 sufferers… more »

Chemical Company Is Acquitted in Asbestos Case

A federal court jury on Friday acquitted the big chemical products company W. R. Grace and three of its former executives on all charges that they had knowingly contaminated the small Montana mining town of Libby with asbestos, then conspired to cover up… more »

W.R. Grace to pay for cleanup of asbestos contamination in Libby, Mont.

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… more »

Feds’ cleanup claims against bankrupt Asarco could top $1B

Federal officials have lodged claims that could easily top $1 billion against Asarco LLC for environmental damage left at 31 sites operated by the bankrupt mining and smelting company. The claims are based on Asarco cleaning up the sites, and it could… more »