Asbestos a Concern After Vehicles Damage Ruby Hill Park During Blizzard

E&E News by Jacqueline Qyunh

Denver, CO – Denver Parks and Recreation crews are working to clean-up asbestos after Ruby Hill Park visitors tore up turf that may have exposed some of the cancer-causing material. The park was targeted by vandals after last weekend’s blizzard. An epic snowstorm, may have left behind a historic amount of damage to Ruby Hill, a well-known local spot for sledding. Parks and Recreation crews are mapping out the park for repairs, but some decided they didn’t want to obey the rules and drove around the barriers. Click here for the full text.

Proposed Texas Asbestos Rules Available for Stakeholder Comment

TX Department of State Health Services

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of State Health Services is accepting formal comments from stakeholders on the proposed asbestos rules March 26, 2021 through April 26, 2021. Comments may be submitted by mail, or email. Visit the Draft and Proposed Rules – Asbestos Program website for more information. Questions can be emailed to the EHG Rules CoordinatorClick here for the full text.

New Plan Identifies Asbestos Control for Libby Railroad Corridor

Daily Interlak

Libby, MT – The public has until April 9 to review and comment on an institutional control and assurance plan for the BNSF-owned railway corridor at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. The railroad corridor became contaminated when the railway company transported vermiculite containing toxic asbestos from the now defunct W.R. Grace & Co. mine near Libby. The corridor is one of several areas identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as being in need of decontamination, and is referred to as Operable Unit 6 of the cleanup site. For the full article, click here.

EPA Settles With Six Missouri Renovators for Alleged Lead-Paint Violations

Door and Window Market

Kansas City, MO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with six residential home renovators in Missouri for alleged violations of lead-based paint regulations under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. The settlements include Kansas City area renovators Montgall LLC and Karin Ross Designs LLC; Woodard Cleaning and Restoration Inc., Starke Inc., and City Restoration & Revival LLC, all from the St. Louis area; and Springfield-based renovator The Window Dudes LLC. For the full article, click here.

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