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Asbestos found in quarry rock

Asbestos found in quarry rock
2018-09-14
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2018-09-14
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Serpentine rock quarried near Nelson and shipped to Tauranga to be ground up into fertilizer has been found to contain higher levels of asbestos than expected.

Stuff, in a major investigative piece, reports that the quarry in question did not have the required asbestos management plan in place at the time it shipped the rock and has since been shut down by WorkSafe NZ.

The regulator has also placed a prohibition notice on the rock in a storage shed in Tauranga and a specialist company has been engaged to dispose of it and clean plant and machinery.

 

 

Organisations Mentioned:
WorkSafe NZ
Reference No:
180914CA-8898

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