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Plans to dispose asbestos in Chew Valley quarry refused

Councilors have unanimously rejected plans to use a quarry in Chew Valley, Bristol to dispose of hazardous waste, including asbestos. The Bath and North East Somerset Councilors followed the guidance of planners, who recommended the application be refused, stating that ‘it had not been demonstrated that the quarry was an appropriate location to dispose of […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 28, 2012

Plans to dispose of asbestos in Bristol quarry are recommended to be refused

After months of campaigning against proposals to dispose asbestos in a quarry in the Chew Vallery, planners have also voiced their doubts regarding the plan by Oaktree Environmental. Local residents have voiced fears that the plan to dispose asbestos in Stowey Quarry could result in it leaking into the local water supply from Chew Valley […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 24, 2012

Staffordshire Council in guilty plea on asbestos exposure in school

Staffordshire County Council is facing a large fine after admitting liability after dangerous asbestos fibres were released into a primary school in 2009. It is believed asbestos board, used as thermal insulation in construction between the 1950s and 1970s, was disturbed during months of ongoing building works at the Glenthorne Primary School in the Cheslyn.  […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 21, 2012

Canada’s hypocritical mining and export of deadly asbestos mineral finally stopped

A huge cheer spread the globe in the minutes following the announcement by the federal government that they ‘no longer oppose global rules that restrict use and shipment of the substance”. The substance is asbestos and it’s crime? The deaths of more than 100, 000 people every worldwide and approx. 4, 000 people a year […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 20, 2012

Suspended jail term for director of Kent firm who doctored air test results

The director of a asbestos consultancy firm based in Bromley, Kent has been given a suspended jail sentence after removing asbestos without a licence and doctoring air test results. Southwark Crown Court was heard on 13th September 2012 that Absolute Asbestos Ltd was hired to remove all the asbestos insulation from the boiler room of […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 14, 2012

Company fined for failure to prevent the spread of asbestos

A property restoration and development company has been fined after workers and the public were exposed to asbestos in a busy thoroughfare of a Lincolnshire town. J Hodgson and Sons Ltd, of Carre Street, Sleaford, disturbed asbestos insulating board during refurbishment work at the former White Hart pub in Southgate in the town and placed […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 12, 2012

Fleetwood caterer’s family to make claim against County Council for asbestos exposure

The family of a school caterer who died from an industrial disease is preparing to make a claim against Lancashire County Council. An inquest heard Joyce Woodward, 80, of Mowbray Road, Fleetwood, died after being exposed to asbestos during her 40-year career working in schools in the area. Her daughter, Sue Partington, 56, from Thornton […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2012

DfE estimates more than three quarters of schools in UK contain asbestos

Last year, the Department for Education (DfE) revealed that its “best estimate” was that more than three-quarters of schools in the UK contain asbestos. In support of the above statement, figures obtained by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request reveal more than 200 of the 302 state schools in Gloucestershire County Council could contain the […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 07, 2012

Cheltenham contractor and retailer prosecuted for asbestos exposure

A Cheltenham contractor and a retailer have been found guilty and fined after a construction worker was exposed to asbestos during a refurbishment project on a retail shop in Cheltenham. Simon Cooper was engaged by Hutchinson Hi Fi and Vision Ltd in February 2010 to refurbish an empty shop unit on Cheltenham High Street. Mr. […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2012

Asbestos survey failures lead to exposure to asbestos on cruise ship

A tour operator and a ship management firm have been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos fibres during refurbishment work on board a cruise ship. An investigation by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the companies had instructed two self-employed labourers to remove ceiling panels and wooden fixings in the Tiree lounge […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 03, 2012
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