asbestos

WIN News: Coverage of Asbestos Exposure on Rankin Street Campbell

On 26 November 2009, WIN News provided addtional information of the Asbestos Exposure incident on Rankin Street in Campbell. This was previously reported on this website in the following article: “Campbell residents potentially exposed to loose asbestos” [youtube]J6lGZNyWEw0&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube]

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Campbell residents potentially exposed to loose asbestos

ABC Online News and iPrime Canberra are reporting about potential asbestos exposure for residents in Campbell at the site of a house being demolished. There are disturbing reports that ACT Government agencies (ACTPLA and Office of Regulatory Services – Workcover) have been severely talking down the nature of the risks involved despite the fact that samples originating from the demolition project have been confirmed as asbestos and found in neighbouring driveways, yards and gutters.

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Update on the contamination within the Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie Nature Reserves

In May this year, Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) discovered bonded asbestos (e.g. small pieces of fibro sheeting) across the lower western slopes of Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie within the Nature Reserves behind the suburbs of Hackett, Ainslie and Campbell. It appears that this contaminated building material may have been dumped in the reserve many years ago. TAMS has since employed a contractor to clean up the majority of the contaminated material. In keeping with the Environment Protection Authority and ACT Health’s recommendations for this site, TAMS has also employed a consultant to develop a draft management plan for

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Alert: Bonded asbestos discovered on Mount Majura in gully behind Mackenzie Street

ACT Parks Conservation and Land staff have advised the convener of the Friends of Mt Majura that that old construction material containing bonded asbestos was discovered on Mount Majura in a gully behind Mackenzie Street. Individuals should notify Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 if they see any dumped construction material on public land including the nature reserves that may contain asbestos. Canberra Connect will collect relevant information and pass it on to the appropriate authority.  Individuals with access to a GPS should record the coordinates. For health and safety reasons it is important that individuals DO NOT take samples

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Temporary closure of a section of Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve (Hackett Transfer Station)

Director of Parks, Conservation and Lands (PCL), Russell Watkinson today informed Canberrans that the old tip site area (Hackett Transfer Station) within the Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve will be closed temporarily from today, Tuesday 24 March 2009, due to remedial works. “PCL has been made aware of environmental contamination on the old tip site within the Mt Ainslie Nature reserve. The five hectare site is approximately 400 metres east of the Phillip Avenue and Kellaway Street intersection in Hackett.

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