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Ill. EPA Needs Asbestos Decontaminating, Say Employees

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Pressure is being put on Illinois Environmental Protection Agency officials by IEPA employees to further test the building for a number of contaminants, including radon, mercury, and asbestos.  All three of these chemicals are known carcinogens, meaning that they can cause cancer.An Environmental Protection Specialist claims that “workers are suffering” due to the lack of action on the part of the IEPA.  The specialist has been researching the presence of toxins in the state agency’s headquarter building for over six years.  In that time employees have reported breathing troubles, headaches, and various allergic reactions.A meeting with EPA officials informed employees that the EPA could not afford to dedicate the resources to conduct furhter testing and decontamination.   According to records, asbestos and other toxins has been locatd with the building in the past.  In 1997 the federal EPA fined the owner of the IEPA building over $20,000 for improper labeling, inspection, and disposal of PCBs, which are also carcinogens.  Asbestos is known to cause the cancer mesothelioma.If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have a right to get help from the people who are at fault for your exposure to asbestos.  Contact the Appleton personal injury lawyers of of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800.472.9334 to speak to an attorney who will stand up for you.