26 Sep 2018

Asbestos to be removed from homes in Tokelau

9:18 am on 26 September 2018

A company is supervising the removal of asbestos from homes in the Tokelau atoll of Nukunonu.

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Tokelau advised New Zealand earlier this year that the substance had been found and sought assistance in removing it.

A spokesperson for New Zealand's foreign ministry says Nukunonu has contracted a New Zealand firm and will fund the work itself.

Safety equipment has been shipped there and staff from the company will travel there to supervise the removal.