Friday, November 6, 2009

Delaware School Settles Asbestos Violations

According to reports, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached a settlement with a charter high school in Delaware regarding asbestos violations.Pencader Business & Finance Charter High School reportedly violated the Asbestos Hazards Emergency Response Act (AHERA).School Under Fire for AHERA ViolationsAHERA is a federal law that requires schools to inspect and properly manage asbestos containing materials.A properly implemented management plan helps to prevent asbestos exposure by ensuring maintenance and activities at school won’t disturb the material.Asbestos Violations CitedAccording to EPA officials, a recent inspection at the school found that it was in violation of the following: * Failure to conduct initial inspections to identify friable and non-friable asbestos materials in the building * Failure to develop and submit a management plan for the asbestos issues at the school * Failure to notify parents, teachers and students of the dangers of asbestos and its presence at the schoolIn the settlement, Pencader was asked to pay a $2,421 penalty for the above violations.Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can lead to the development of mesothelioma cancer and other fatal illnesses if ingested or inhaled.(Source: EPA)Do you believe that you’ve developed mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure? If so, please contact mesothelioma center today to speak with someone about the resources available to you.--Treatment for mesothelioma cancer and asbestos cancer diseases. More information on deadly mesothelioma and asbestos cancer can be found at Mesothelioma Treatment Centers.Source:

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