24th October 05:41 PM
Authorities work on safe removal of non‑friable asbestos material at the old Nausori Market
By Lena Reece
Saturday 14/10/2017
The old Nausori Market [File Photo]

The Ministry of Employment National Occupational Health and Safety Service is currently working with the Nausori Town Council on the safe removal of non‑friable asbestos material at the old Nausori Market.

The Employment Ministry in a statement has confirmed that building materials found containing asbestos in the old Nausori Market are still intact and does not pose any threat to the general public.

Bulk samples suspected to have asbestos-containing material has been collected and analysed by the National OHS Service.

The Ministry says that consultations are being undertaken with the Nausori Town Council to determine the best alternative for removal of all asbestos-containing material and disposable times considering minimum disruptions to traffic including the movement of the general public.

All potential risks will be identified and managed as per approved standards and codes of practice during the removal and disposal of all asbestos waste.

The Ministry is taking extreme care with regards to this situation and ensures that the removal process meets international standards and absolutely guarantees public safety.

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