Michigan’s largest asbestos release in at least 40 years

A woman and two men from Southwest Michigan are facing up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty in what investigators say may have been the largest release of asbestos in Michigan since the material was declared a hazardous air pollutant in 1971.

Illinois Pillsbury plant violates asbestos regulations

Demolition work at the former Pillsbury Mills plant on the northeast side of Springfield has resulted in multiple violations of state and federal laws, including possible release of asbestos into the air, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said in a complaint announced Friday.