Salvager’s Duty To Protect Third-Party Subcontractors From Asbestos Briefed

(January 5, 2016, 1:40 PM EST) -- CINCINNATI — Parties recently began briefing the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals over whether a nuclear remediation company can be liable for asbestos-exposures suffered by a third party’s subcontractors during salvage work (Chris Upton and Leslie D. Jones, et al. v. BNFL Inc., et al., No. 15-5751, 6th Cir.).

(Opening brief available. Document #01-160106-024B. Response brief available. Document #01-160106-025B.)

In 1997, the Department of Energy began decontaminating, decommissioning and recycling three uranium processing buildings at its Oak Ridge Reservation facility. The work required the removal...
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