Asbestos Reported In Crayons, Toy Kits For Children

The Environmental Working Group said it found traces of asbestos in some children’s crayons and toy crime lab kits.


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Worcester Plumber Convicted Of Child Endangerment In Illegal Asbestos Removal

A Worcester-area plumber has been found guilty of child endangerment for having a teenage worker remove asbestos insulation without proper precautions.


The steam leak between the orange cones under a tarp Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.-Twitter)

Steam Pipe Break Leaks Asbestos, Part Of Congress Street Closed

An asbestos leak forced authorities to re-route traffic in downtown Boston Wednesday morning.


Some Emerson students aren't happy with school officials because they aren't guaranteed to get housing next year.

Emerson College Settles Asbestos Suit

Emerson College and Suffolk Construction Co. Inc. will pay $500,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations that they failed to thoroughly test a Boston building for asbestos before converting it into a student dormitory.

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This New Hampshire post office closed Thursday due to a carbon monoxide scare.

17 NH Postal Workers Sickened In Asbestos, CO Scare

Authorities said 17 workers complaining of nausea were taken to the hospital after a chemical used in asbestos removal caused a reaction at the post office in Exeter, N.H.


Pipe burst spewed steam and asbestos

Part of Harrison Avenue in the South End remained closed Thursday afternoon after a steam pipe burst overnight.