Asbestos banned?

June 15, 2010

EnPro unit files for bankruptcy over asbestos claims

NEWYORK-EXPLOSION/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.

You incorrectly stated in this article that asbestos has been banned in the U.S.

Please print a correction on this immediately. Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.

Sarah L.

Thank you. We corrected: GBU Editor

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

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