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150 Years of Spills: Philadelphia Refinery Cleanup Highlights Toxic Legacy of Fossil Fuels

PHILADELPHIA — Wearing blue hard hats, white hazmat suits and respirator masks, workers carted away bags of debris on a recent morning from a sprawling and now-defunct oil refinery once operated by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). Other laborers ripped asbestos …

Cleanup Plan Approved for Contaminated Montana Town

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency’s action comes more than 15 years after …

Washington Contractors Fined for Asbestos Storage Violations

Two Washington contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will pay more than $175,000 in fines after an investigation found alleged asbestos violations. The Environmental Protection Agency says CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. will pay $131,594 and Washington Closure Hanford will …

Asbestos Found in New Mexico State Office Building

The General Services Department says low levels of asbestos have been found in a New Mexico government office building that’s scheduled for an $18 million renovation. The agency said the asbestos was in glue fastening latillas to ceilings and walls …