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The Flatiron District remained a hellscape of ruptured asphalt, shuttered shops, massive vacuum machines and hazmat-suited cleanup crews Friday — one day after an 85-year-old... [Read More]
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New York City had sandbags at the ready Friday night to barricade the site of a Manhattan steam-pipe explosion against possible heavy rains that could... [Read More]
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Firefighters battled heat, wind and, in one case, potential exposure to asbestos, as they battled wildfires across the western United States on Friday. In Montana,... [Read More]
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Under the crowded streets of New York City, a network of pipes, cables and tunnels contains hidden dangers that burst to the surface this week,... [Read More]
Tags: New York - under - Steam
Specially trained firefighters are wearing respirators as they fight an apparently human-caused blaze in northwestern Montana near where asbestos-tainted vermiculite was mined for decades. ... [Read More]
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It's forecast to rain Saturday and then on and off through much of next week — and that's good news for the asbestos cleanup in... [Read More]
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Five hundred people remain out of their homes and businesses after a steam pipe explosion spewed asbestos-laden vapor into the air in Manhattan's Flatiron District. [Read More]
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Residents and workers who were exposed to the asbestos-filled muck that coated more than 40 buildings said they feared their health had been affected. [Read More]
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While long-term exposure to the substance is dangerous, medical expert say that the short-term health risks are small, though clean-up is important. [Read More]
Compared with other countries, Canada has dragged its heels on an asbestos ban. The U.S. president's comments haven't helped matters, writes Jennifer Wells. [Read More]
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A day after a steam-pipe explosion sent toxic asbestos spewing 10 stories high in the Flatiron District, the section of Fifth Avenue in the immediate... [Read More]
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It is feared a worker has been exposed to asbestos at a school in Aberdeen, BBC Scotland understands. [Read More]
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About 500 people are displaced after the site of a steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District Thursday morning tested positive for asbestos. The area... [Read More]
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Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days,... [Read More]
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Forty-four of the nearly 50 buildings evacuated after an asbestos-lined, 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the heart of the Flatiron District Thursday remain off limits... [Read More]
New York City's mayor says it could take days to inspect and clean nearly 50 buildings affected by Thursday's explosion of a nearly century-old steam... [Read More]
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Forty-four of the nearly 50 buildings evacuated after an asbestos-lined, 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the heart of the Flatiron District Thursday remain off limits... [Read More]
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A high-pressure steam pipe exploded Thursday morning at Fifth Avenue and 21st Street. There were only a few minor injuries, but there is a risk... [Read More]
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An asbestos-lined, 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the heart of the Flatiron District in New York City on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of more than... [Read More]
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Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days,... [Read More]
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