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Fears for Sydney residents' health after WestConnex asbestos discovery

Residents in Sydney's inner west fear they may have inhaled the asbestos found at a WestConnex construction site after workers started demolition for the M4-M5 link.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Sydney WestConnex work disturbs asbestos

WestConnex work in Haberfield has disturbed asbestos after local residents were assured the material wasn't present on the work site.
SBS - Published

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Military families take housing hazards to Congress [Video]Military families take housing hazards to Congress

U.S. Senators scolded real estate executives and Pentagon leadership over "unacceptable" conditions in privatized military housing on Wednesday, vowing urgent reform to protect service families from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Johnson & Johnson Supplier Files Bankruptcy Over Multibillion Dollar Talc Lawsuits [Video]Johnson & Johnson Supplier Files Bankruptcy Over Multibillion Dollar Talc Lawsuits

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a key supplier of talc used in Johnson & Johnson's baby powder filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the wake of multibillion-dollar lawsuits alleging its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Termites, rodents, mold: Families complain of military housing [Video]Termites, rodents, mold: Families complain of military housing

U.S. military families testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday of serious health and safety hazards plaguing housing on U.S. bases. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Parents Receive Alarming Letter About 'Asbestos Issues' In Philadelphia School [Video]Parents Receive Alarming Letter About 'Asbestos Issues' In Philadelphia School

Kimberly Davis reports.

Credit: CBS 3 Philly     Duration: 02:27Published

Asbestos Potentially Found In Kenwood High, School Closes Early [Video]Asbestos Potentially Found In Kenwood High, School Closes Early

Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to close school early, Baltimore County school officials tell WJZ in an email.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:32Published

Jim Cramer Says That Earnings Could Give Johnson & Johnson a Band-Aid [Video]Jim Cramer Says That Earnings Could Give Johnson & Johnson a Band-Aid

Real Money stock of the day Johnson & Johnson released earnings before the bell Tuesday, Jan. 22. TheStreet's London Bureau Chief, Martin Baccardax, reported that Johnson & Johnson posted..

Credit: The Street     Duration: 00:45Published

Jim Cramer on Davos, Johnson & Johnson and eBay [Video]Jim Cramer on Davos, Johnson & Johnson and eBay

Happy Tuesday! Jim Cramer discussed Davos and a slew of other topics. Here's what he's paying attention to. Elliott and eBay Elliott Management, the hedgefund known for its activist investing,..

Credit: The Street     Duration: 07:00Published

Hedge Fund Investor: 'Stupidity Is Not Cyclical' [Video]Hedge Fund Investor: 'Stupidity Is Not Cyclical'

Some sectors of the economy are cyclical and some remain steady through peaks, valleys and troughs. But there's one constant in financial markets, especially large and highly liquid ones like the stock..

Credit: The Street     Duration: 00:45Published

Man Arrested Over Packages Sent to Consulates in Australia [Video]Man Arrested Over Packages Sent to Consulates in Australia

The Australian Federal Police and the Victoria Police announced the 49-year-old man's arrest in a joint statement Thursday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Suspicious Packages Sent to Foreign Consulates in Australia [Video]Suspicious Packages Sent to Foreign Consulates in Australia

The packages were sent to a number of consulates in Melbourne and Canberra.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Regulators visit Johnson and Johnson in India [Video]Regulators visit Johnson and Johnson in India

Indian drug authorities have visited some of Johnson & Johnson’s facilities and took “tests and samples” of its talcum powder. This comes after a Reuters report, which..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:40Published

 

Concrete panel that crushed Braddon toilet block slated for removal

If asbestos removal goes to plan, the concrete panel that fell on to Braddon Smash Repair's yard will be removed on Friday.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Australia: NSW legislative changes to curb illegal dumping of asbestos waste - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

The 2018 amending act has doubled penalties and created new offences for the unlawful disposal and use of asbestos waste.
Mondaq - Published

FMG denies union claims rail asbestos removal program is unsafe

FMG has denied claims by the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union that workers are being put at risk removing asbestos from thousands of rail carriages.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Victorian man faces court over 'suspicious packages' found at Melbourne, Canberra consulates

A 49-year-old Shepparton man has faced court accused of sending parcels believed to contain asbestos to embassies.
SBS - Published

Asbestos-filled house engulfed in flames in Brisbane's east

It took five fire crews two hours to extinguish the fire and police were investigating the cause.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'The new asbestos': Hidden mould affecting Canberrans on the rise

Health experts are reporting a surge in the number of patients suffering from mould-related symptoms.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Baby powder asbestos revelations open door for Australian lawsuits

Revelations that international pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its baby powder has opened the door for local law firms to take on the giant for..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Johnson & Johnson shares plunge after report on asbestos in baby powder

Shares in Johnson & Johnson plunged more than 10 per cent after Reuters reported the US pharmaceutical giant knew about asbestos tainting its talcum powder for decades.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Brisbane TimesSydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

NSW Labor attacks stadium demolition plan

NSW Labor has accused the state government of rushing through its plan to demolish Allianz Stadium and ignoring environmental hazards including asbestos.
SBS - Published

Sixty-seven Mr Fluffy houses still standing in Canberra

A new list reveals all remaining asbestos-affected homes, including five in Curtin, and four in Yarralumla and Dickson.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Australia: POEO Act: Tougher penalties for asbestos waste offences - Holding Redlich

Article discusses amendments to Protection of Environment Operations Act which aim to deter illegal waste operators.
Mondaq - Published

Worksafe close in on school asbestos source in ACT, test more sites

Investigators have narrowed in on the "likely" source of the asbestos found at two Canberra schools this year, and have begun testing other sites.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Asbestos-caused cancer cases steadily up

More than 700 Australians were diagnosed with the rare cancer mesothelioma last year, a new report has found, with the survival rate remaining poor.
SBS - Published

Office manager pleads guilty to stealing money from asbestos charity

Catherine Koster worked as an office manager for the charity when she took a $49,500 cheque and filled it out with her own details.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Tougher penalties for NSW asbestos dumpers

The NSW government is introducing stricter rules and tougher penalties for people and companies that illegally transport or dump asbestos waste.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Brisbane TimesSydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Don't breathe easy: Renovating isn't the only time to worry about asbestos

Despite it being banned in Australia for almost 15 years asbestos has been used in more than 3000 products worldwide.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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