26 Jan 2018

Asbestos removal to cost $285,000

From The Panel, 4:21 pm on 26 January 2018
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The Christchurch City Council has to remove a new path behind homes in Waimairi Beach because the soil used is contaminated with asbestos. It's removal is expected to cost $285,000. The council only became away the soil was contaminated when a resident presented it with test results showing the asbestos. Residents are worried it could a health concern. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey tells us whether the asbestos is a health concern or not.