Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Few Mr. Fluffy homeowners are buying back their property post-remediation

24 Jan 2018 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Few Mr. Fluffy homeowners are buying back their property post remediationWhile the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is handling asbestos removal efforts for homes that were built with Mr. Fluffy loose-fill asbestos , complaints are starting to surface about how the lots are being handled post-remediation. (more…)


Australian town council able to avoid suspension over asbestos mismanagement

18 Jan 2018 by under News

download 100x100 Australian town council able to avoid suspension over asbestos mismanagementThe verdict is in for the Australian city council that found themselves potentially out of a job for mismanagement, pending review from the New South Wales Minister for Local Government. (more…)


Australian city council faces removal after asbestos mismanagement

18 Dec 2017 by under News

download 100x100 Australian city council faces removal after asbestos mismanagementThe 12 members of a council in one Australian city are likely updating their resumes after mismanagement has put them under the scrutiny of an investigation by SafeWork New South Wales. (more…)


Loose-fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study finds

13 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Loose fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study findsThough is set for review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the report likely won’t contain information about the risks of loose-fill asbestos already found in homes, the effects of which Australia is all too familiar. (more…)


Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to plan

1 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to planLoose fill is considered a health hazard due to an increased likelihood of it becoming airborne and being inhaled or ingested. It’s a risk with which the Australian capital of Canberra is all too familiar thanks to Mr. Fluffy loose insulation. (more…)


Asbestos abatement issues plague Sydney Opera House renovations

16 Oct 2017 by under News
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Once again, renovations at the Sydney Opera House have stalled due to -related concerns. (more…)


Queensland government plans to improve coal mining regulations

14 Sep 2017 by under News

640px BLACK LUNG X RAYS FROM PATIENTS OF DR. A.H. RUSSAKOFF PULMONARY DISEASE SPECIALIST AND PIONEER AIR POLLUTION FIGHTER...   NARA   545474 100x100 Queensland government plans to improve coal mining regulationsDespite the belief black lung disease was under control in , the state of New South Wales saw its first diagnosed case of black lung since the 1970s this year. With similar symptoms to , black lung is a “type of lung disease affecting the tissues and gas-exchange surface of the lung,” often associated with dust from long-term coal mining and resulting in shortness of breath, loss of pulmonary function and eventually death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The alarming uptick in cases prompted federal and state governments to dig into regulations aiming to protect coal miners and determine why they seem to be falling short. (more…)


Iconic Melbourne trams contain asbestos flooring

7 Sep 2017 by under News
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Three of Melbourne, ’s iconic W-Class trams, which regularly carry tourists along routes around the city, have failed routine inspections due to -containing flooring. (more…)


Australian asbestos ban difficult due to Chinese imports

25 Aug 2017 by under News

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAL AAAAJGE2Mzk2MjQwLWMyNDMtNGMxYi1iN2FhLTFhNmYwOTAxNGE3NQ 100x100 Australian asbestos ban difficult due to Chinese imports is widely considered to be a group of six carcinogenic silicate minerals: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite. But what happens when countries do not agree on the list? Enforcement is more difficult. (more…)


Australian mines fail to meet air quality control regulations

21 Aug 2017 by under News
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Four Queensland, , coal mines have failed to meet dust monitoring regulations created to protect workers from developing , according to The Sydney Morning Herald. (more…)