Asbestos -- a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral -- was once revered for its heat- and fire-resistant properties. It was used in building construction, brake pads, and other applications where fire-resistance is valued. But after it was confirmed that asbestos also causes serious illnesses when inhaled through the air, it was largely phased out. But while it's no longer mined and used in new products, it remains in old buildings, abandoned asbestos mines, shipyards, and other locations. Therefore, people may still be at risk for exposure, which can lead to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other serious illnesses.
Below is a summary of Nebraska's regulations with regard to the handling and disposal of asbestos.
Nebraska Asbestos Regulations at a Glance
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An asbestos project requiring licensure includes the following activities:
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Asbestos Emission Control:
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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Since there is no known "safe" level of asbestos exposure, those who believe they may have inhaled any asbestos fibers -- perhaps while renovating an old house -- might want to seek medical attention as a precaution. There also may be a legal remedy for asbestos-related illnesses. Get more information about your situation and potential asbestos claim today by contacting an experienced Nebraska injury lawyer near you.
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