Oravetz, Steve . 1999. Asbestos Allowed in Some Roofing Materials. 9971 2302P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
Describes a recent Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that roof cements, coatings, and mastics containing asbestos are legal. Includes by permission a reprint of an article in the November 1997 issue of Professional Roofing explaining the ruling and its implications to roofing contractors. Forest Service facilities managers are affected because contractors are no longer obligated to tell building owners that they are using roof cements, coatings, or mastics containing asbestos.
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