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American Scene: OSHA: Sandy contamination below permissible limits
NEWARK — Tests done at Superstorm Sandy cleanup sites show that the level of contaminants does not exceed federal workplace exposure limits.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released initial results from tests of dozens of cleanup sites in New York and New Jersey. The agency tested for employee exposure to contaminants.
While some of the sites showed the presence of contaminants including asbestos, carbon monoxide and lead, none was above OSHA’s permissible exposure limits.
The sites will continue to be monitored. The agency warned that the results aren’t an “all clear” to employers. OSHA didn’t test sites that were previously known to be contaminated.
The agency says that at sites with known chemical spills, it’s up to the employer to report exposure and assess the situation before employees return to work.
1865 baseball card found in New England up for bids
PORTLAND — An auction house expects six-figure bids when it sells a rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a yard sale in rural Maine.
Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford says a man found the card by chance in a photo album he bought in Baileyville, on the Canadian border.
It’s not the same as a modern baseball card. Instead, it’s a photograph of the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club mounted on a card. Saco River manager Troy Thibodeau says he’s aware of only two such cards in existence, the other at the Library of Congress.
Saco River sold a rare 1888 card of Hall of Fame baseball player Michael “King” Kelly last summer for $72,000. Thibodeau expects the Brooklyn Atlantics card to fetch at least $100,000 at its Feb. 6 auction.
Closing arguments made in neo-Nazi father case
RIVERSIDE — A judge has heard closing arguments in the trial of a Southern California boy accused of murdering his neo-Nazi father.
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