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Asbestos dumped in Gillingham alley

Asbestos has been found in a Kent alley that has, reportedly, been there for three months.

Children have also been playing in the alley where the dangerous asbestos has been dumped.

Parents living in the area have pleaded with Medway Council on numerous occasions in a bid to get the hazardous material removed.

However, reseidents have claimed that nobody has come to inspect the corrugated roofing asbestos containing asbestos dust, which has been flying around in the recent high winds.

A council spokesman said: “The householder made a complaint about this waste at the end of March and details were passed to a contractor for removal.

“Unfortunately this did not happen and we would like to apologise for the fact that our contractor did not pick up the waste.”

October 12, 2012 at 9:00 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal |
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Glasgow asbestos removal needed after school fire

Residents who live in the streets surrounding a Glasgow primary school which set on fire in May are to have their gutters cleaned following an asbestos scare.

Glasgow City Council undertook the asbestos removal work to clean gutters around St Mark’s Primary School after fibres were found in several roofs in the area during checks.

Residents were warned not to use their gardens until the land had been uncontaminated.

October 10, 2012 at 11:26 am | Asbestos Removal |
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Urgent asbestos removal in Chichester following fly tipping complaints

Residents across the Chichester area are being asked to report fly-tipping after asbestos was dumped at three different locations.

Following alledged reports by passers-by and residents of the area, officers from Arun District Council moved quickly to clear the rubbish from Church Lane in Pagham, Lake Lane in Barnham and Shripney Lane in Shripney. All three locations were alledged to have asbestos dumped on them by unlicensed asbestos removal traders.

The harmful substances that are said to have been dumped in the aforementioned areas all contained household rubbish i.e. old building units, sections of walls and other debris from a large kitchen demolition.

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May 24, 2012 at 1:53 am | Asbestos Removal |
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Dublin’s Abbey Theatre closing for asbestos removal

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre is set to close for nine weeks during the summer after asbestos was discovered in the main auditorium.

The theatre said the potentially dangerous material was found during a routine inspection in January, though it posed no health risks to staff or members of the public.

The theatre has chosen to close from July 17 to September 15 whilst removal takes place.

May 16, 2012 at 4:11 am | Asbestos Removal |
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Builder fined for asbestos risk due to negating to carry-out an asbestos survey

A self-employed builder has been fined for demolishing a building without first carrying out an asbestos survey

Stuart Pearson was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Guildford Magistrates’ Court for breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations between 20 April and 1 May 2011.

The court was told that he had been employed to carry out the demolition of a house in Woking, Surrey, before ground works were laid for a new property.

He was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,500.

May 2, 2012 at 8:10 am | Asbestos Services |
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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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Government cuts for asbestos related compensation claims

Workers with illnesses linked to asbestos are dying without compensation due to cutbacks put in place by the Government.

A new law to speed up compensation by letting sufferers claim from their employers’ insurers was agreed two years ago.

However, that new law will not come into force until – at the earliest – 2013, thanks to “shrinking departmental resources” at the Ministry of Justice.

In the three-year delay almost 15,000 people with debilitating diseases such as mesothelioma could die, the Health and Safety Executive has predicted.

Compensation lawyer Chris Shaw said: “The Government needs to rethink its decision. Many of these people do not have the luxury of being able to wait. It’s a disgrace.”

A new Ministry of Justice report said that tackling the severe economic situation meant “very worthwhile but less immediately pressing law reform projects have, in some cases, been delayed.”

April 19, 2012 at 1:07 am | Asbestos Infomation |
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