Boston, MA (JusticeNewsFlash.com) — Asbestos is a group of minerals that have been proven useful because of their soft and flexible properties. Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century due to its resistance to heat, electricity and chemical damage. When inhaled, the asbestos form lumps on the lungs, which then form deadly tumors and complications in the human system.
But one building in Anderson, Indiana became infected with the materials in its walls and roof and collapsed on July 7th, 2008. A woman who owned a home near the dilapidated building confirmed that her fence and boat were hit with bricks and her boat was nearly completely covered in bricks. Despite her persistent efforts, she has her doubts that the city and her insurance company will be able to compensate her for the damages. Anderson city officials have estimated that in order to clean up the poisonous mess, it will cost around $300,000. Since the rubble contains of hazardous materials and asbestos, it has been roped off to keep citizens unharmed.
The asbestos problem is not unique to just one area of the nation. A school in West Virginia is also trying to rid their buildings of the materials. According to a report completed by Asbestos.com, there are thousands of schools across America that was built using asbestos-containing construction materials, which, at the time, seemed like a good idea but is now proving dangerous and arduous. Also stated on Asbestos.com news is that “This year about 100 chalkboards, 3,000 square feet of plaster ceiling, and more than 120,000 square feet of floor tiles have been removed from Kanawha district schools. In 2007, an additional 100,000 square feet of tiles were removed, along with 55,000 square feet in 2006.”
In each of these pending cleanses, the elected officials and workers are doing the best they can to clean and rebuild these buildings so that they are safe for all.Mesothelioma News Engine – Mesothelioma News source. Core news articles on: Treatment, Tests/diagnosis, for patients, from medical authorities, symptoms, causes/risk factors, for health professionals including alternative medicine treating mesothelioma. Justice News Flash legal reporters comprise of Mesothelioma lawyers and attorneys.
Jana Simard is a contributing writer for Justice News Flash with degrees in Political Science and Spanish. Born in Canada, but raised in sunny south Florida, Jana had an early passion for writing. During her high school and college years she interned at a Florida Congressman's office as well as a Rhode Island Governor and Senator's office. While in her last two years of college, Jana spent six months in Salamanca, Spain where she truly discovered her passion for writing and had her articles published in her school's newspaper. Her experience in two Providence high profile law firms has equipped her with the ability to write for Justice News Flash as a Legal Reporter.