asbestos http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Concerns Over Minority Hiring Dominate Asbestos Cleanup Meeting In North St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concerns-over-minority-hiring-dominate-asbestos-cleanup-meeting-north-st-louis <p><strong><em>Updated after the public meeting on 4-10-2014:</em></strong></p><p>The meeting hosted Thursday night by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to focus on the first phase of the $30 million cleanup of the former Carter Carburetor plant in North St. Louis. That first phase involves <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/Carter_Carburetor_April_2014_Public_Mtg.pdf" target="_blank">removing asbestos</a> from the site's main building.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:58:44 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35184 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Concerns Over Minority Hiring Dominate Asbestos Cleanup Meeting In North St. Louis It's Called A "Hellhole." But Madison County Defense Attorneys Say Better The Devil You Know http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/its-called-hellhole-madison-county-defense-attorneys-say-better-devil-you-know <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every year, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) releases <a href="http://www.judicialhellholes.org/2013-2014/" target="_blank">its annual list</a> of so-called “judicial hellholes," a term it uses to refer to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> civil courts that ATRA&nbsp;believes are consistently unfair to corporate defendants.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33019 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It's Called A "Hellhole." But Madison County Defense Attorneys Say Better The Devil You Know New Distinction For St. Louis: It Joins Madison County On 'Judicial Hellhole' List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-distinction-st-louis-it-joins-madison-county-judicial-hellhole-list <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group that lobbies to make courts friendlier to business says it’s seeing a troubling increase in the number of large product liability cases filed in the city of St. Louis.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:16:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Distinction For St. Louis: It Joins Madison County On 'Judicial Hellhole' List Tests find no asbestos near steam pipe rupture, some streets reopen today http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tests-find-no-asbestos-near-steam-pipe-rupture-some-streets-reopen-today <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-decoration: none; text-align: left; ">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Some streets around a ruptured steam pipe in downtown St. Louis are open again today after final test results for no risk from asbestos.</p><p>As we reported <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-11-2012">earlier this morning</a>, the first 14 swabs from the north wall and balconies of the Lucas Lofts building and from the ground along Lucas Avenue came back negative for asbestos last night. City health director Pamela Walker <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/pamelarwalker/statuses/190096726055583744">tweeted</a> around 10:15 am that the final 10 samples taken from the south wall of the Globe building were also negative.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:14:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-11-2012 <p><strong>Tests near steam pipe rupture show no asbestos</strong></p><p>The St. Louis city health department says tests from buildings around the site of a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-health-risk-minimal-following-downtown-steam-pipe-rupture">ruptured steam pipe</a> have come back negative for asbestos.</p><p>The 20-inch pipe ruptured last Thursday morning, sending a plume of steam into the downtown air, along with possible asbestos.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:22:09 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 3465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Health Department: Health risk 'minimal' following downtown steam pipe rupture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-health-risk-minimal-following-downtown-steam-pipe-rupture <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p><strong>Updated 3:54 p.m. with comment from Walker</strong></p><p>We have an update on that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/broken-pipe-sends-giant-steam-plume-over-downtown-st-louis/article_9f2aef3e-7f19-11e1-b196-0019bb30f31a.html">steam pipe rupture</a>&nbsp;that happened in downtown St. Louis Thursday morning. &nbsp;The City of St. Louis Department of Health says that &quot;while swab samples have indicated small amounts of ground level asbestos, air quality tests have come back clean.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Alex King & Véronique LaCapra 3443 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Granite City, Ill., lawsuit over take-home asbestos exposure to go to trial http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/granite-city-ill-lawsuit-over-take-home-asbestos-exposure-go-trial <p>The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the family of Annette Simpkins of Granite City, Ill., returning her case to the Madison County circuit court for a trial.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:53:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Granite City, Ill., lawsuit over take-home asbestos exposure to go to trial