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Why can't the site be left as it is?
What contaminants have been found on site?
What is happening with the contaminated material from the site?
How much contaminated material is there?
What is being done to prevent dust leaving the site?
After the initial findings of bonded asbestos a polymer spray (a glue-type substance) was applied to the entire site. Also, the site is being kept damp with ongoing watering. All vehicles are washed before leaving the contaminated zone.
How much is the clean up going to cost?
Why didn't council know how much contaminated material was on the site?
What is the difference between bonded and friable asbestos?
Is air monitoring being done around the site?
Yes, continual air monitoring has been installed at various locations within the site, with results collected daily.
Who is overseeing the work?
SafeWork NSW and the Environmental Protection Authority. An independent hygienist is on site daily. An accredited third party auditor, licensed contractors and Council's work health and safety team also oversee the work to ensure the safety of the community.
Has the school been notified of the work?
Who do I contact if I have questions?
How are the works being funded?
From council's sewer fund.
Can an air monitoring device be installed at my residence?
External air monitoring devices cannot be installed in
private residences or public areas. This is because the air monitors are
affected by activities that are adjacent to the site such as lawn mowing and
other dust causing activities.
What further testing is being done on site?
How long is the clean-up expected to take?
That will depend on how much material needs to be transported from site, but our best estimate is towards the end of January.