Asbestos, a 2005 issueEdit
US Senator, A. Specter, R, wants to set up a national trust fund that some advocates say should be in the range of $140 billion. It would compensate victims for their illnesses, often so debilitating that they can't work and eventually lose their homes. But the bill also would prohibit lawsuits.
- Asbestos issue is coming to a head, PG coverage from April 2, 2005
- Asbestos_closes_school_Munhall from September 2008
Asbestos abatement in some older buildings in the areaEdit
Asbestos presents a sticking point to reuse of some older buildings in the area. Some school buildings make nice reuse opportunities, but they are laced with asbestos that make a re-do much more complicated and costly.