EnPro unit files for bankruptcy over asbestos claims
Asbestos, once widely used in manufacturing, has been banned by the U.S. government after it was proven to cause cancer, often in people who were exposed by breathing in asbestos particles.
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A woman covers her face as she walks near the site of a steam pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan during the morning commute in New York July 19, 2007. Debris from an explosion of an aging steam pipe, that occured July 18, contained asbestos, New York authorities said on Thursday, but no airborne samples of the dangerous mineral fiber were detected. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid