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Is asbestos not a problem of the past?

There are still serious cases of asbestos contamination that are found in public buildings today.

Just under a month ago pupils had to be moved out of a school in Wales after browns asbestos fibres were discovered in air within the school during a structural survey.

As a result the school was closed down permanently. All other schools in Wales were also ordered to undergo air testing on a routine basis.

This would indicate that asbestos is not just a problem of the industrial past and continuing awareness of its dangers still remains necessary.

November 10, 2012 at 9:00 am | Asbestos Infomation |
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Asbestos removal required after it’s found in school toilets

Staff and pupils at Portadown College are not at risk despite the recent discovery of asbestos in the school’s staff toilet block, according to the Southern Education and Library Board.

Asbestos, which remains the highest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK, was found in during refurbishment work being carried out by contractors.

The area was sealed off while an investigation was carried out and the board consulted with asbestos specialists before the actual asbestos removal job.

One source at the school said the discovery underlined the extent of the problems facing staff and pupils in a building that should have been replaced.

“The contractors were doing some work when the asbestos was discovered. Ultimately, pupils and staff weren’t at risk but it shows once again the conditions that we are having to work in,” said the source.

April 25, 2012 at 3:25 am | Asbestos Removal |
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Hats off to asbestos shed removal in Stockport

If you’re looking for asbestos shed removal in Stockport, you’ve come to the right place.

Getting in touch with our team of experts can put your mind at rest.

Stockport was once the centre of the country’s hatting industry, and you may wish to doff your cap after hearing our quick and efficient clean-up strategy.

Or, just a polite thank you will suffice.

December 8, 2010 at 4:56 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Infomation, Asbestos Removal |
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Go mad for asbestos removal in Timperley

If you’re looking for asbestos removal services in a metropolis that knows no bounds, why not head to Timperley?

The area is situated near Altrincham in Greater Manchester, giving customers in the north-west a great set of options when looking to clean up hazardous waste.

What’s more, notable residents include comedy writer Caroline Aherne.

And as most houses there were built in the 20th century – asbestos removal in Timperley is a pretty popular request.

November 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services |
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Let’s be quirky and get asbestos removal in Luton

One of the quirkiest places to get asbestos removal could be Luton.

Why? Just look at the entrance for away fans at the local team’s Kenilworth Road stadium.

If this is anything to go by, the area’s housing stock must be a weird and wonderful collection, and jusging by the age of these houses – perfect to find traces of asbestos. Pretty much every house built in the 70s or before will contain some trace.

Looking to get asbestos removal in Luton? Give us a bell.

November 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services |
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You could be a stone’s throw from asbestos removal in Dundee

Asbestos removal in Dundee could be closer than you think.

Okay, maybe not, but your sense of distance might be warped by a visit to the Scottish city.

It’s home to the two closest football grounds in the world.

You can walk between Dundee and Dundee United in 0.3 seconds, some will have you believe.

November 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal |
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School benefits from asbestos removal in Fife

The advantages of getting asbestos removal in Fife have been laid bare for all to see.

Following a fire, Tulliallan Primary was temporarily closed, owing to the presence of disturbed asbestos.

But according to The Courier publication, the institution has now been re-opened.

It goes to show what a little bit of asbestos removal can do.

November 17, 2010 at 10:45 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Infomation, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services |
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See the city of dreaming spires with asbestos removal in Oxford

Getting rid of asbestos is something that can be achieved all over the country, including in some of the UK’s most historic destinations.

Oxford is one such location, with the city of dreaming spires featuring a number of buildings that could call for a cleanup now and then.

Some historians believe there has been a settlement in Oxford since 4,000 BC.

And, with any luck, historians will recount asbestos removal in Oxford for centuries to come.

November 16, 2010 at 10:45 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services |
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3,000 snowdrops mark asbestos removal in Northumberland

News that 3,000 snowdrops have been planted to remember asbestos victims could warm the hearts of UK citizens.

The bulbs symbolise the memory of those in Tyneside who lost their life due to the substance, the Evening Chronicle reports.

Whether you’re looking for asbestos removal in Northumberland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or County Durham, now could be a good time to get some expert advice.

November 6, 2010 at 10:12 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Infomation, Asbestos Removal |
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Asbestos in Schools

A report has been released showing that asbestos in schools is more of a problem than first thought.

The findings by experts, who were invited to test sample the nation’s 25,000 schools to see the true extent of the killer dust problem, makes disturbing reading for all working in education and parents.

Last night all the biggest teaching unions, MPs and asbestos campaigners voiced their concerns about the scale of the problem and pressed for urgent government action.

They will hand the latest damning dossier to Schools Minister Diana Johnson on Wednesday and demand a change in the current government policy of considering asbestos safe if it is left undisturbed.

The government line is savaged in the report by the Asbestos Training and Consultancy Association (ATAC) which says:”The increasing number of mesothelioma deaths (an asbestos-related disease) amongst teachers and support staff is testament that the policy of management has failed.”

ATAC admits that its sample so far is small, but says: “The flaws found here are just a reflection of what is found in many, many other schools throughout the country.

“These flaws should have been identified decades ago and the measures taken to correct them, but because they were not, teachers,support staff and children have been exposed to asbestos, when it could have been prevented.”

for the last 40 years, exposing our children, teachers and support staff to deadly asbestos fibres is unacceptable.”

March 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Asbestos Removal |
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