The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback
October 21, 2017The Environmental Protection Agency published toxic chemicals it will evaluate first under a new law. Here is a look at those chemicals, how they are used and the health threats.
Federal Investigators Search for Cause of Deadly Hoboken Train Crash
September 30, 2016Safety concerns at the site have posed a challenge to investigators, allowing few answers to emerge about why the train careened into a wall at Hoboken Terminal.
Clouds of Dust Hang Over Arkansas Program to Fight Blight
August 13, 2016After cost-squeezing, what was envisioned as a prisoner rehabilitation program became a municipal project on the cheap, possibly exposing participants to asbestos.
Never-Ending Construction Clamor
June 20, 2015This week’s subjects include the din of endless construction; rules about unmarried couples sharing a co-op; and asbestos removal procedures.
In Nevada, a Controversy in the Wind
February 9, 2015Scientists and state officials disagree over the risk posed by naturally occurring asbestos, which covers much of the landscape in Nevada.
February 6, 2015A trial lawyers organization says that asbestos continues to endanger the public’s health and that its makers should be held accountable.
In Silver Case, U.S. Cites Link to Litigation Tied to Asbestos
January 24, 2015A doctor’s obsession with raising money for research on a rare form of cancer helped set off a chain of events that culminated in New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest.
Possible Asbestos Risk at U.S. Capitol Building
The House pushed back the start of its session after an incident involving ongoing asbestos abatement work, officials said.
Fraudulent Asbestos Suits
January 21, 2014The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reforms praises a judge’s finding of “impropriety” by plaintiffs’ lawyers.
January 16, 2014A lawyer reacts to columns by Joe Nocera about fraudulent asbestos claims.