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Asbestos found at Nielson Park

SMALL fragments of fibrous cement sheeting found on the ground at Nielson Park earlier this month have tested positive to containing portions of asbestos.

Bundaberg Regional Council health and regulatory services spokesman Wayne Honor said results had confirmed the sheeting contained a portion of chrysotile asbestos bonded in cement.

"The small pieces are likely to have come from an old kiosk building which was demolished about 25 years ago," Cr Honor said.

"Although it has only been found in two isolated areas, a larger area of the park has been fenced off as a precaution while further investigations are undertaken to determine if further similar material is present."

He said the pieces located on the surface had been sprayed with a bonding "glue" to bind any fibres before removal.

"Once the full extent of surface material is identified, a series of bore holes will be dug to determine whether there is any cement sheeting underground," Cr Honor said.

"If any sheeting is found underground, these areas will be dug out and refilled. All material will be professionally handled, wet and disposed of appropriately.

"We are working with our safety officers and State Agencies and will be using an qualified contractor to undertake the remediation work," he said.

Cr Honor said the council apologised for any inconvenience to the public but precautions were necessary in light of public safety concerns.

"Council hopes to have the area open again soon," Cr Honor said.

Division 5 representative Cr Greg Barnes said the problem areas had been highlighted with coloured spray and residents were advised to stay away from those areas until the council had dealt with the problem.

Topics:  asbestos environment nielson park



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