Tons of soil has been removed from a former landfill due to the finding of asbestos.
Australia (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – Tons of soil has been removed from a former landfill due to asbestos findings. As reported by AAP, the ASIO spy agency removed 75,000 tons of the contaminated soil, from the location where its new headquarters will be.
A Department of Finance spokesperson is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “The majority of the soil identified for removal, because it contained a small amount of bonded asbestos sheeting, has now been removed from the site… The remainder of this material lies under the existing engineering service lines. This will be progressively removed as these services are upgraded during the construction works.”
The spokesperson is further quoted as stating of the disposal of the asbestos laden soil, “The majority of the asbestos-contaminated soil has been disposed of at a licensed disposal facility at West Belconnen… Earlier loads were disposed of at a licensed disposal facility at Windellama, 50 kilometres southeast of Goulburn (in NSW).”
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