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Asbestos removal

Cudlee Creek - Green Industries SA spraying - January 2020

Green Industries SA are attending to properties that have been identified as likely to have asbestos.

They are spraying a harmless clear gel called Dustchem 39 to cover any waste potentially containing asbestos. Later, the material can be safely recovered and transported to landfill. There is no cost to you for this chemical treatment.

If Dustchem 39 is applied to your property, an easily identifiable marker peg will be placed at the entrance to your property.

Please do not remove the peg, or disturb materials suspected of containing asbestos.

The peg will be removed once asbestos removal has taken place, but do not attempt to clean asbestos yourself and avoid contact with the site until the peg is gone.

More information

Green Industries SA - Asbestos Treatment
Phone 7071 3723
Email greenindustries@sa.gov.au

Kangaroo Island - Green Industries SA spraying - January 2020

Green Industries SA are attending to properties that have been identified as likely to have asbestos.

They are spraying a harmless gel called Stonewell to cover any waste potentially containing asbestos. Later, the material can be safely recovered and transported to landfill. There is no cost to you for this chemical treatment.

If Stonewell is applied to your property, an easily identifiable marker peg will be placed at the entrance to your property.

Please do not remove the peg, or disturb materials suspected of containing asbestos.

The peg will be removed once asbestos removal has taken place, but do not attempt to clean asbestos yourself and avoid contact with the site until the peg is gone.

More information

Green Industries SA - Asbestos Treatment
Phone 7071 3723
Email greenindustries@sa.gov.au

About asbestos

Asbestos was a popular building material used widely in Australia until the 1980s. It was banned in 2003. If your home was constructed before this date, it may contain components with asbestos fibres. When undisturbed, asbestos does not pose a health hazard. However, when disturbed, asbestos particles will become airborne and are serious health risk.

If you suspect your property may contain asbestos, the debris must be disposed of safely and securely. Contractors must only enter the site in full personal protective equipment and all debris must be securely bagged and transported in a sealed tray. Not all landfills are equipped to accept and dispose of debris that contains asbestos.

Often the surrounding soil will be scrapped to a depth of 10mm. Hard services such as concrete slabs and driveways will not absorb asbestos particles and can be cleaned.

If you are insured, and you have any questions regarding the removal of debris from a property, speak with your insurer.

Advice and information to help you manage asbestos.

Page last updated : 07 Feb 2020

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