The health hazards posed by airborne
asbestos particles have been
well publicized and clearly documented
in recent years. The victims
of asbestos-related ailments have
primarily targeted the manufacturers
of asbestos products in productliability
litigation. The liability has led
to the ultimate bankruptcy of many
New regulations and legal rulings,
however, also target building owners
and contractors as liable parties.
Current efforts to remove asbestos
from both public and private buildcontract
with Geppert; 3) It would be
unfair to permit the United States to
bring the action since the buildings
were being demolished as a result of
U.S. trade policies.
The Environmental Protection
Agency argued the following:
The stationary source in this case is
the demolition or renovation operation.
The demolition or renovation