Posts Tagged ‘asbestos’

Dumping of asbestos

Dumping of asbestos in the community

The recent incidents in Sydney of blatant dumping of asbestos in the streets can only be classed as criminal activity. To obtain a licence for the removal of asbestos¬† takes commitment of time and money for the courses provided, to impart the relevant information to the applicants. From January of this year the licensing has […]

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ASBESTOS ROOFS UNDERGO A BREAKDOWN PROCESS SIMILAR TO THE RUSTING OF METAL ROOFS

Asbestos roof sheets were constructed using Portland cement, reinforced with asbestos fibres.¬†This photograph shows the extent of the degradation of asbestos roof sheets. This is caused by weathering of the roof sheet, which is then colonised by lichen. The Lichen secrete an acid called Oxalic acid, which can break down cement and even concrete. Over […]