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Asbestos does not pose a threat: Usamate

August 7, 2018 5:14 pm

The asbestos-containing material identified at the old Colonial War Memorial Hospital nursing quarters does not pose a threat to the surrounding areas, stakeholders and general public.

Minister for Employment Jone Usamate says the asbestos identified in the old quarters is intact and well-contained within the building premises and does not pose any threat to the health and safety of the public.

He says independent air monitoring results from their consultant revealed that there were no airborne asbestos fibres found around the environment and within the surrounding vicinity.

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Works that was conducted at the site is currently at a standstill as the Ministry has issued a prohibition notice to the contractor.

The old CWM nursing quarters was built in the early 1970’s and the use of asbestos was common in most buildings constructed or renovated during that time.

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