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Minnesota Mines Fail to Meet New Guidelines

Minnesota Mines Fail to Meet New Guidelines

Minnesota Mines Fail to Meet New Guidelines

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

According to reports, two mining companies in Minnesota could be adverse penalties for declining to attach to new rules apropos asbestos in the abode air.

The new guidelines, which yield aftereffect in April, accompaniment that the federal regulators accept the ascendancy to abate the bulk of dust in the air if aerial asbestos is aloft the new limit.

Asbestos in the Air

Under new regulations that were anesthetized in February, the bulk of asbestos that is adequate in abundance air is 5 percent of what’s currently allowed.

This new aphorism is meant to accord miners the aforementioned aegis that added miners accept had back 1994.

Minnesota Mines Questioned

The Northshore Mining ore bulb in Silver Bay, Minn., is currently getting questioned apropos the needle-shaped asbestos that accept been detected back 2003.

Federal tests aswell begin that a abundance in Babbit, which is addition breadth in the Northshore area, begin asbestos in the air.

Gerald Holman, the Duluth-based abettor commune administrator for the Abundance Safety and Health Administration, says that in mines beat the adequate asbestos limit, regulators can affair citations and adjustment workers to abrasion careful gear.

(Source: Star Tribune)

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This access was acquaint on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am.
Minnesota Mines Fail to Meet New Guidelines

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