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Limerick council to remove asbestos after air tests

first_imgNewsHealthLimerick council to remove asbestos after air testsBy Editor – November 9, 2017 4049 Previous articleMore Limerick people availing of cancer counselling serviceNext articleLimerick TD expects progress on pension discrimination Editor Email Print Facebook Beyond the neon runes TAGSAsbestosattic spaceCarew Parkhealth riskHot PressHSElimerickLimerick City and Council Councilremovalspecialist consultantsVale Avenue Twitter 10-year-olds beating horses ‘up and down’ in Carew Park Advertisementcenter_img Contractor removing asbestos coatingAs part of the thermal upgrade programme, Limerick City and County Council is to conduct a series of air tests in Vale Avenue, Carew Park beginning this Friday.The testing is being carried out after a survey detected asbestos material in fire resistant packing rope in the hot press area and attic space of the houses.Asbestos was used extensively in building materials in Ireland and internationally up until the late 1990s, due to its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire retarding capabilities.  Almost all buildings constructed before 2000 are likely to have some asbestos containing material.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Intact and undisturbed asbestos materials do not pose a health risk. However, they can become a concern if they are damaged, deteriorate over time or are otherwise disturbed.Limerick City and County Council has decided to remove the asbestos material and is liaising with the HSE in relation to the issue.The first stage of the process is air testing, followed by a temporary sealing off of the area, removal of the asbestos material and a follow-up air test.Letters explaining the situation, along with a HSE information leaflet, have been hand delivered to the residents in Vale Avenue, Carew Park.The letter outlines the steps Limerick City and County Council are taking in order to remove the asbestos, while officials from the local authority will be present to further explain the process.Specialist consultants and accredited contractors, who are experienced in the removal of asbestos, have been engaged to oversee and complete the necessary removal activities.See more news here Hot Press award for Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick Linkedin WhatsApp Anti social behaviour trapping residents in their homes Watch: Sheil confident Pike can compete on all fronts in 2018/2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stray horses raise injury concerns in Limerick’s Carew Parklast_img read more

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