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Dale Farm declared a no go zone after deadly asbestos is uncovered

The former Dale Farm traveller site has been marked as a no go area after asbestos was found on some of the bulldozed plots.

It is not yet known whether asbestos was dug up during the eviction or if it was dumped by fly-tippers afterwards. Either way, officials from the Environment Agency are urging no one to venture onto the site while an investigation is carried out.

An agency spokeswoman said: “We advised residents to stay away from the cleared area of Dale Farm as a precaution. “

When consultants visited the site to take samples they identified bonded asbestos sheeting on some plots. “

Asbestos can have health implications if broken up so people were advised to avoid any actions that might break it up or disturb it.”

December 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Asbestos Infomation |
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Deadly asbestos panels were found dumped in a Blackpool alley

For the second time now, residents in South Shore have discovered industrial waste including asbestos sheeting dumped in the alley behind their homes by fly-tippers.

Parents were concerned that children could have come into contact with the fibres whilst playing in the alleyway.

Coun Fred Jackson, cabinet member for streets and transport for Blackpool Council, said: “All fly tipping is a crime, but this is exceptionally serious.

“It goes without saying how dangerous asbestos can be. We believe that this has been done by an organised group, and will use all methods at our disposal to catch the culprits and bring them to justice.”

December 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal, Mesothelioma |
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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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Hospital project funded to ensure asbestos removal in Wales

Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales is set to receive a multi-million pounding funding boost to help renovate the building.

Health Minister Lesley Griffiths has given approval for Cwm Taf Health Board to proceed with the planning of a £108 million scheme to refurbish the ground and first floor of the hospital.

Work is required to ensure the hospital meets the latest fire and health and safety standards, including a project for asbestos removal in Wales, after it was used in the 1970s to provide fire protection.

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 am | Asbestos Removal |
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Asbestos removal in Grimsby required following asbestos bag found dumped

Residents in Grimsby have revealed their shock after a bag believed to contain harmful asbestos was found dumped outside their homes.

The large red bag – which carried a warning that it contained asbestos – was left inside an abandoned shopping trolley on the pavement close to Duncombe Street car park.

Asbestos removal has since been carried out, though there is no clue as to who disposed of the bag.

A resident described seeing the trolley containing the red bag being dumped sometime between 5pm and 6pm on a Tuesday.

He said: “It was a small white Ford van which had a big black phone number across the left hand side of it. The driver got out and pulled the trolley out from the back, and it tipped over. Then he just drove off. Later that night I saw it being loaded onto the back of a council van. I didn’t report it, but if I had known it was asbestos I would have done. It’s disgusting really, isn’t it? There are a lot of kids around here.”

April 23, 2012 at 3:25 am | Asbestos Removal |
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Asbestos removal needed at Olympic basketball site

Environmental campaigners have told a High Court judge that an Olympic basketball training facility was being built on parkland that is filled with asbestos.

They said the facility in Waltham Forest, North London, was being put up in an area that was landfilled with asbestos and lead after the Second World War.

The campaigners also claimed that workers were disturbing “contaminated” earth in the process of building the facilities for the London Olympic Games

Demonstrators raised concerns as Mr Justice Arnold – who has said he has tickets for an Olympic basketball game – renewed an order “restraining” them from engaging in “unlawful activity” at the site.  Asbestos removal would be needed should the plans to build go ahead.

The demonstrators also said they were not opposed the Olympics, only to the development.

April 20, 2012 at 1:12 am | Asbestos Removal |
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Asbestos Removal Luton – Council Have a Plan of Action

Luton Borough council claim to have carried out non destructive surveys, on nearly 10% of all their properties in a hope to identify the locations of any asbestos based materials.

They have carried out asbestos reports on most dwellings and were asbestos has been found in one type of property it is assumed all properties are the same.

The council carry out annual reports and manage and remove were appropriate, asbestos removal Luton council will only remove when necessary.

If you have a council property you can contact them for more details, if you have a privately owned property then you can call to have your property surveyed.

March 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Asbestos Infomation |
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Asbestos Removal Coventry – Carpenters Family Look for Answers

Raymond Mansfield Smith worked as a carpenter on the railways for over 40 years, he died in later life from an asbestos related cancer, which has left is family looking for answers from is former colleagues, hoping that some information provided may give them the closure they are looking for.

They were not aware of him directly dealing with the asbestos however after a visit to the doctor where he suspected a possible broken rib, he was found soothing a lot worse, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

The reasons could be as simple as he was exposed to Asbestos Removal Coventry in his work place and wasn’t given the critical asbestos advice which we are given today. Much has changed in terms of our deeper understanding  of asbestos and its’ potential damaging effects to human lives.

February 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Asbestos Infomation |
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Asbestos Removal Sussex – Asbestos found on damaged Hastings Pier

Asbestos was found on the once famous land mark, after it had been destroyed by fire some time ago. Two men have been apprehended on suspicion of starting the fire, which took place in the early hours on the 5th October.

Dangerous Debris was found at the pier site at the pier East Sussex, Hastings council were investigating the best way to have the asbestos removed from the Sussex Pier.

The asbestos removal Sussex pier will take place on emergency powers by the council as the owners are unable to be contacted.

February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am | Asbestos Infomation |
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HSE asbestos removal campaign; the real meaning.

We have been backing the HSE asbestos removal campaign for some time now and this is the reason why.

Apart from having a first hand experience it is personal accounts like this one which helps to convey a strong message of the true hazardous risks asbestos can have.

Situations such as the one shown reiterate the importance of removing asbestos from work places, schools and homes and in fact any places where it come into contact with people in order to prevent others from enduring harrowing life-long battles such as this one here.

February 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Asbestos Videos |
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