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Scouts group calls for Stoke-on-Trent council action after asbestos scare

Scout leaders are calling for Stoke-on-Trent City Council to finalise the lease on their building so they can take action to stop fly-tippers.

The 67th Burslem Scout Group needs a £15,000 grant to pay for a security fence around the building.

Group leader Colin Greatbatch said talks with the council have been going on for more than four years. Now, with fly-tippers striking again by dumping a pile of white asbestos just yards from the building entrance, action needs to be taken.

Mr Greatbatch says the health risk to children should mean the lease issue is sorted out as a matter of urgency.

He said: “The fly-tipping has been going on for years. It’s usually every couple of weeks.

“Luckily I arrived early and saw the asbestos before anyone else got here. Otherwise the scouts might have started playing on it, which is obviously very dangerous.”

October 26, 2012 at 11:32 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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Residents protest against asbestos disposal in Somerset quarry

A local residents’ campaign to stop asbestos being dumped in a Somerset quarry, which is near a reservoir that supplies much of Bristol’s water has received the backing of an MP.

Bath and North East Somerset Council initially approved the plans for the asbestos disposal in Chew Valley quarry, but the decision was revoked after residents launched judicial review proceedings claiming the council had not followed due process.

Oaktree Environmental have since resubmitted their planning application, which could see more than 600,000 tonnes of hazardous waste from around the country dumped in Somerset.

Tory MP for North East Somerset said he was supporting opponents of the scheme, who fear asbestos could leak into Chew Valley reservoir. Mr Rees-Mogg Tory MP told the BBC: “If it were up to me I wouldn’t agree it, but it’s not up to me.  I‘d be very pleased to present a petition to Parliament.”

Over 950 people had signed an e-petition on the Stop Stowey Quarry website, as well as another 100 people also submitting formal written objections to the council.

Bristol Water has also reaffirmed its opposition to the proposals.

A statement on its website says: “Bristol Water considers that the use of Stowey quarry as a waste disposal site is inappropriate and represents a risk to the long-term quality of the water resource at Chew Valley Lake.”

In its planning application Oaktree says: “It is estimated that between 20 and 30 million tonnes of asbestos cement remains in-situation on British buildings, which is likely to require replacement over the next 40 years. There are no alternatives to dealing with the asbestos other than depositing at landfill sites.”

April 10, 2012 at 3:57 am | asbestos disposal |
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Asbestos Removal Oxford – Oxford Scientists Developing Clearer Tests for Mesothelioma


Scientists in Oxford University have had a brake through in developing tests which will detect Mesothelioma Cancers

Because the cancer can develop anything up to 8-15 years later after exposure, leaving the infected with a limited life expectancy.

The test is set to detect levels of protein in the fluid around the lung.



Dr Paul Beckett, British Thoracic Society “A simple test which can exclude the diagnosis without resort to more invasive methods would be welcomed

Asbestos Removal Oxford welcomes any news were early detection of any asbestos related disease, this will only help in the fight to fight this horrible disease.

March 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Asbestos Infomation |
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Asbestos Removal Portsmouth – National Figures Show Asbestos Related Deaths on the Rise

According to new statistics released, Portsmouth’s asbestos related deaths are on the rise and have exceeded national averages.

National average for the UK is 5 out 200,000 deaths are asbestos related, while in Portsmouth it is said to be 11 people in every 200,000.

APIL president David Bott said: ‘More people die of mesothelioma in Portsmouth per head of the population than most other parts of the country. This is bad enough, but the number of men dying from this disease is expected to peak in the next five years. What is needed is for the government to bring forward proposals for a fund of last resort, which would act as a safety net for injured workers.’

Asbestos Removal Portsmouth would welcome such a fund as so many people cannot get the assistance they need when they have been affected by this inhuman disease.

February 28, 2012 at 11:26 am | Asbestos Infomation |
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Asbestos Removal Exeter – Council Identifies over 80 properties with asbestos

Exeter council have confirmed that asbestos is presumed to be present in some of their most visited buildings. Buildings such as the Pyramids, Topsham museum, Guildhall as well as many others have been found to need asbestos removal Exeter council revealed following the freedom of information request.

The asbestos is said to be in good condition at the moment but this will be something that they will continue to monitor.

If you have any areas you want checking for asbestos, then let us know.

February 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Asbestos Infomation |
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Asbestos Removal Nottingham – Arson Attack on School Leads to Asbestos Clean Up

A former school which was the victim of an arson attack has begun to have the site finally cleared of asbestos. Asbestos removal Nottingham found that the school, has finally had work started after the fire damaged building left asbestos sheets dangerously exposed following firefighters putting out the blaze on the 4th April 2011.

I’m sure this will be a relief to the nearby residence after this has lingered for some time.

February 16, 2012 at 11:49 am | Asbestos Infomation |
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Disposal of asbestos; how not to do it…

Everyone knows fly tipping can cost a lot for the general tax payer to clean up. Its estimated to cost over £100,000’s a day to clear up, all because some people don’t want to pay for disposal of their waste correctly.


Take this guy for instance, he has been disguising himself as a legitimate way to dispose of waste. This includes the Disposal of asbestos, but instead of paying to dispose of it in legitimate ways he has decided it makes more sense to dispose of this on private land which taxpayers like you and I end up footing the bill for.

With the help of the BBC’s T.V. Rouge Traders he was apprehended and has been sent to prison for his actions.

It is reported that over a million properties suffer from fly tippers dumping on them illegally; that is an amazing one every 12 seconds…just remember when choosing your asbestos waste disposal that you don’t take the illegal option to save yourself a couple of pounds because the waste could end up on the property of a family member or friend.

February 15, 2012 at 11:15 am | asbestos disposal |
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Asbestos Skip Hire, What do I need to know?

When booking asbestos skip hire you need to know what type of waste will be going into the skip, there are two options; fibrous and bonded.

Fibrous related to High level asbestos and should be double bagged in accordance to HSE regulations and bonded in low level asbestos which can be stacked in our licensed skips.



You will need to have an idea of how much waste is going into the skip so we can advise on which skip is the best size for you. If you only have a small amount you might find that a collection is more to your requirements.

If you are carrying out the removal you will need to obtain a site registration from the Environmental Agency, this is to track the waste and make sure that all hazardous waste is being disposed of in the correct manor. You will need this whenever you need asbestos skip hire as a legal requirement.

February 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal, Uncategorized |
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Building Company Fined for Unsafe Asbestos Disposal

HSE has fined a building company based in Bradford-on- Avon after it was found putting people at risk through unsafe asbestos disposal of an insulation board (AIB).

A Magistrates court heard that the construction company removed the asbestos waste while working on a refurbishment job. The asbestos was removed and non of the legal precautions were put into place, exposing the family and workers to the risks of asbestos exposure.

HSE inspector, Helena Tinton said after the prosecution:

“Asbestos is widely known to be a hazardous material and asbestos fibre exposure is linked to a number of serious diseases, including cancer and scarring of the lungs. As such, work with materials containing higher risk asbestos, including asbestos insulation board, is a licensed activity with work only carried out by trained people under tightly controlled conditions.. As a building contractor engaged in refurbishment work, D B Construction should have been aware of this and yet these ceiling boards were removed in an uncontrolled manner over a period of several hours, which resulted in the spread of airborne asbestos fibres inside and outside the property, leaving workers and the family at risk of exposure.”

The construction company were fined over £10,000 for their general contempt of asbestos regulations.

February 10, 2012 at 11:21 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Services |
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