In an example of justice coming late rather than never, former Monsanto employees who worked at the Everett plant before 1981 afflicted with cancer are now entitled to special benefits, according to Robert McKim Norris of Norris Injury Lawyers, a prominent Alabama law rm specializing in asbestos poisoning and disease.
Everett Plant workers employed before 1981 diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits. Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and mesothelioma are frequently caused by asbestos exposure.
Asbestos-laced products were used for decades at Monsanto. Neither employees nor management were aware of the asbestos risk.
The former Monsanto site is now the Gateway Center.
According to the National Cancer Institute, “It can take from 10 to 40 years or more for asbestos-related cancers to appear.”
Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently voted to pass legislation that aims to create safer streets for all road users. Developed in collaboration with a coalition of bicycle, pedestrian and transportation advocates, S.2570, An Act to reduce traffic fatalities, includes several measures to improve road safety, lessen the severity of crashes, and standardize the collection and analysis of crash data.
“This bill is an important next step in our efforts to create safer streets for all road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians,” said Senator Sal DiDomenico(D-Everett), Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate. “We must ensure that our roadways are safe and accessible for everyone, and I am confident that this legislation will go a long way towards achieving that goal and reducing traffic fatalities in the Commonwealth.”
We New Englanders are spoiled. We have the luxury of taking a less than 4-hour ride in any direction to almost any of the beautifully historic towns and cities in our area that seemingly take you back in time.
And, though, I’m a bit hesitant to share the location of some of these most quaint, charming, and revitalizing stops through the region – with the hope that they may remain their tucked away, not overly populated, picturesque selves – I’ll divulge this info so that you might enjoy these day trips away from home as much as I have.