Iowa’s asbestos inspectors overloaded

In Iowa, one inspector enforces U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asbestos removal regulations, overseeing as many as 4,500 asbestos removal projects each year. Another inspector enforces federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration asbestos regulations.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Asbestos dispute at historic Younkers building heats up

Allegations that people at former Yonkers building are being exposed to asbestos or lead poisoning during renovation process could be unfounded, a Register Investigation shows. A company that lost the contract for the building filed the complaint, which has prompted a libel suit.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: February 24, 2014