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W.R. Grace vermiculite workers to get compensation from insurer

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring silicate mineral commonly found in an asbestos-laden rock formation known as Vermiculite Mountain in Montana. The mineral expands when heated, which allows it to absorb three to four times its own volume in water. This property makes it useful as a plant potting medium, and it has been widely sold for this and other purposes.

J&J ordered to pay $750 million for talc in baby powder

In a New Jersey case, a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $750 million in punitive damages, which are meant to punish wrongdoing, to four plaintiffs whose cancer has been linked to the use of J&J's Baby Powder. An earlier jury had found J&J liable for the plaintiffs' cancers and ordered the company to pay $37.2 million in compensation.

Could your school contain asbestos-tainted materials?

Recently, a class of plaintiffs in another state accused a school district of failing to warn school employees and students that there was asbestos and lead in many of the district's buildings. According to the lawsuit, the school district received test results in 2016 from environmental engineers identifying asbestos in several schools. Despite having that information, the district took no action until January 2020.

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