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An asbestos abatement project in progress. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/82619269@N00/16706268/">Aaron Suggs</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
An asbestos abatement project in progress. Photo: Aaron Suggs, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Two Malone men plead guilty in asbestos case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Two northern New York men have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally removing and disposing of asbestos.

John Mills and Terrance Allen of Malone admitted in court Tuesday they intentionally failed to report the release of the asbestos, which was removed from the basement of buildings owned and operated by Mills.  Go to full article

Family sues talc mine, 75 others over cancer deaths

A family of talc miners in Jefferson County filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court yesterday. It claims three family members died of a rare cancer after exposure to asbestos-contaminated talc. Mines in St. Lawrence and Jefferson County have provided talc for industrial applications for decades. As David Sommerstein reports, scientists have long documented the link between respiratory illness and those talc mines.

CORRECTION: Jerrold Abraham is a pathologist at Upstate Medical University.  Go to full article

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