Kentucky declares former business compound an environmental emergency due to lingering asbestos materials
Environmental Emergency: Carlisle County, Kentucky, residents risk deadly asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.
If you worked for a former electroplating company in the 1980s called Deena Products, near Arlington, Kentucky (Ky.), and you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, contact an asbestos lawyer at Weitz & Luxenberg through the form on this page and receive a free appraisal of your rights to compensation.
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July 29, 2009 – The Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet recently declared an "environmental emergency" situation for a demolition site near Arlington, in Kentucky’s Carlisle County.
The property, located at KY 51 North, is a former electroplating facility that was known as Deena Products. The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management is working quickly to remove the asbestos-contaminated debris from the site.
Long latency period for asbestos disease
Exposure to asbestos, which typically occurs by inhaling airborne fibers, is known to cause lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Those exposed often do not experience symptoms of these illnesses until at least 10 years after the initial contact.
Deena Products stopped operating at the facility in the late 1980s, meaning those who worked in the buildings two decades ago should consider having a medical checkup. Catching asbestos poisoning in its early stages can make a big difference in a patient’s prognosis.
Kentucky asbestos emergency
Nearby residents should be cautious, as well. The buildings on the property were recently tested and revealed asbestos was still present in some of the remaining materials throughout the property.
Asbestos emergency in Kentucky
Government sources estimate that in the next decade more than 35,000 people nationwide will be diagnosed with the deadliest form of asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is most often the result of industrial workplace exposure to asbestos – and usually contracted through employers’ preference for profits over the expense of maintaining the health and safety of workers.
That’s why people diagnosed with mesothelioma and surviving family members have strong cases in court.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and seek FREE legal guidance and answers to your concerns, please notify us through the communication form on this page. We will pursue your claim with vigilance to help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, and damages. Please know, there is no cost to you until we win a verdict or settlement in your favor.