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Directors breach prohibition notice exposing workers to asbestos

Alsager Contractors Ltd prosecuted for exposing workers to asbestos Three directors of a now liquidated waste management company have been prosecuted for potentially exposing workers to asbestos. George Talbot and his sons, Anthony and Stephen, directors of Alsager Contractors Ltd, were sentenced following a joint two year investigation. The HSE and the Environment Agency (EA) […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2018

Asbestos clean up at 2 Monmouthshire schools could cost council £350,000

Monmouthshire County Council face huge asbestos clean up bill Two schools in Monmouthshire found to contain asbestos could result in the local council having to fork out £350,000 in an asbestos clean up. The schools where the asbestos is present are Caldicot School and Monmouth Comprehensive. Monmouthshire County Council and the Welsh Government have invested […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 12, 2018

Asbestos in schools is ticking timebomb

Teaching Union raises concerns about asbestos in schools Asbestos in schools is a danger and a ticking timebomb according to a teaching union. Although asbestos has been banned since 1999, a lot of schools and older buildings built between the 1950’s and 1980’s still contain the dangerous mineral. As a consequence, the number of teachers […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Sea King helicopter staff asbestos exposure warning

Asbestos exposure warning issued to Military staff The Ministry of Defence have issued an asbestos exposure warning to Military staff who have worked on Sea King helicopters. They are going through the process of urgently removing parts thought to contain asbestos from all their aircraft. It is thought that thousands of engineers could be affected, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

EPA’s new asbestos rule

SNUR asbestos rule allows manufacture, import & processing of new asbestos products The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the U.S is to go ahead with plans to introduce a new asbestos rule known as SNUR. There are fears that the introduction of this new asbestos rule will mean an expansion in the use of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018
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