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Asbestos Problems Stop at the Border

By che 26 April 2005 6

Stateline has this short transcript about asbestos fears being raised in NSW towns based on the sale of asbestos from an ACT company in the late 80’s (Mr Fluffys) and how the NSW govt are too scared to look into the problem today.

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LurkerGal 1:19 pm 27 Apr 05

Maybe it was an ACT Govt thing.

Growling Ferret 12:40 pm 27 Apr 05

I’ve got a dumb question here – when I was starting High School in 87/88 or so, my family were relocateded from our privately mortgaged house in Weston Creek for 6-8 weeks while the asbestos in the ceiling was removed.
The house was covered in a giant white condom that let air neither in nor out, the asbestos removed/sucked out, and a white paint applied to lock down any stray fibres that got missed in the job.
Now, who paid for all this, and why was Quenabeyan left out of the process? It was before self government if I recall – so who coughed up? I know Mum and Dad didn’t pay for it…

johnboy 6:50 am 27 Apr 05

It feels like I’ve been hearing about Mr. Fluffy all my life in Canberra.

Does anyone know where the man’s got to these days?

johnboy 7:39 pm 26 Apr 05

I wonder if an asbestos report would have picked it up?

Mr Evil 1:18 pm 26 Apr 05

Probably easier to dig a big hole in your backyard, rip the sheeting out and bury it yourself. Keep the sheets of asbestos wet and wear a mask while you’re doing it!

Nik_the_Pig 12:35 pm 26 Apr 05

I’ve been away over the last couple of weeks and during that time was getting my bathroom redone with the intention that it would be finished when I got back. To my surprise work had hardly started when I got back. The reason – Asbestos. Turns out all the water damaged walls were absestos sheeting and qualified asbestos removers cost money and are in high demand at the moment (I’m sure it has nothing to do with the latest media campaign). A bugger realy.

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