You know one of the cases Obama handled as a community organizer in Chicago (according to one of the two books, I forget which one) was trying to 'help' people that lived in older, asbestos constructed buildings. Not sure (and don't recall much on it) how many lawsuits were initiated or pending.<quoted text>
Bingo! Herbert Levine,the inventor and designer of the asbestos steel-beam coating procedure banned in New York City during the construction of the towers said during the final phases of WTC construction in the 1970s:
"If a fire breaks out above the 64th floor, that building will fall down."
SOme thigns are just ironic aren't they.
Regulations for Asbestos Building Materials
In the 1970s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began issuing a series of regulations to limit or, in some cases, ban the use of asbestos in building materials and other products. High Risk Occupations
The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1989 banned some asbestos building materials, including corrugated paper, commercial paper, specialty paper, and flooring felt, as well as all new uses of asbestos. Contrary to common misconception, however, asbestos-containing materials were not banned entirely, and many asbestos building materials are still in use today.
Read more: Asbestos in Building Materials was Common until the 1970s | Asbestos.net http://www.asbestos.net/exposure/risks/asbest...