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Areas with highest risk of asbestos-related cancer identified

Areas with highest risk of asbestos-related cancer identified

Published on 29th April 2014

People living in parts of Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Teesside and Merseyside are among those at the highest risk of developing the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, a new study has found.

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Demolition contractor fined for unlicensed asbestos removal

Demolition contractor fined for unlicensed asbestos removal

Published on 15th April 2014

A Portsmouth-based demolition contractor has been prosecuted after carrying out unlicensed asbestos removal work at a site in Hampshire.

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Property developer fined £9.8k for asbestos failings

Property developer fined £9.8k for asbestos failings

Published on 7th April 2014

A property development company has been fined £9,800 after its mishandling of asbestos insulating board resulted in at least three of its workers being exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.

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Manchester landmark reopens after refurbishment and asbestos removal

Manchester landmark reopens after refurbishment and asbestos removal

Published on 26th March 2014

Manchester Central Library has reopened following a three-and-a-half-year refurbishment that included extensive asbestos removal work.

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Asbestos safety breaches earn building contractor £5k fine

Asbestos safety breaches earn building contractor £5k fine

Published on 20th March 2014

A building contractor has been fined £5,000 after its failure to carry out an asbestos survey resulted in two workers being exposed to potentially-dangerous asbestos dust.

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New asbestos-induced cancer compensation scheme to launch

New asbestos-induced cancer compensation scheme to launch

Published on 13th March 2014

The amount of compensation victims of the asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma are likely to receive is set to rise, as a result of new legislation.

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Asbestos removal required at Leeds student accommodation

Asbestos removal required at Leeds student accommodation

Published on 10th March 2014

Asbestos removal work is underway at a University of Leeds halls of residence after the substance was discovered in shower cubicles on the site.

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Asbestos delays major refurbishment and demolition projects

Asbestos delays major refurbishment and demolition projects

Published on 24th February 2014

The discovery of asbestos containing materials has delayed progress on a major refurbishment project in Tyneside and on a high-profile demolition job in Aberdeen.

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Mansfield care home fined for asbestos management failings

Mansfield care home fined for asbestos management failings

Published on 17th February 2014

The operator of a Mansfield care home has been fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs after its failure to have an asbestos survey carried out resulted in workers potentially being exposed to asbestos fibres.

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Housing trust fined £10k after unsafe asbestos removal

Housing trust fined £10k after unsafe asbestos removal

Published on 10th February 2014

A trust providing accommodation for the elderly has been fined £10,000 after failing to ensure correct asbestos management procedures were followed during refurbishment work at a sheltered housing scheme in Alnwick, Northumberland.

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