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No threat of airborne contamination

June 6, 2017 6:12 pm

The Employment Ministry confirms there is no threat of airborne contamination after building materials containing asbestos were found in the Suva Civic Center.

Air tests conducted in areas around the Suva Civic Centre by Pacifica Environmental Services confirms that the public are not at-risk from asbestos in the surrounding areas.

The Ministry says in line with international best practise, air sampling will be conducted throughout the removal process to ensure there remains no threat to the general public.

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Minister, Jone Usamate says the building materials have been properly prepared for removal and the Ministry is working closely with the Suva City Council, Department of Environment and New Zealand contracting firm, Contract Environmental, to finalise the action plan for the safe removal of the building materials this week.

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