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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 asbestos manufacturers. 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 contractor