Residents who suffered from the bushfires in NSW, are now facing concerns that rubble and surrounding properties may be contaminated by asbestos or other hazardous materials. A caution is being issued to leave all cleaning activities to professionals and to be aware of the hidden risks.   https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/asbestos-fears-linger-for-nsw-residents-following-bushfires-20200211-p53zpf.html

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Construction activities have been brought to a stand-still at the Wellington Children’s Hospital, New Zealand, as the site is presumed to contain asbestos. https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/119394742/asbestos-contamination-fears-delay-wellington-childrens-hospital-build?fbclid=IwAR0vW2_olaiDRPAcj0Cu0RZAUhQKpAmV39if6A19o6GaaZ4DJvkrvnA3nA0

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The asbestos was not located until after the refurbishment had been completed, therefore, all employees and workers were exposed to the asbestos whilst works were being carried out. This was due to not conducting the appropriate tests and surveys on the building before getting subcontractors to work on it. It is critical that asbestos surveys…

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