Asbestos

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The discovery of asbestos in Ayr's High Flats is set to ensure the demolition of the three blocks located at Riverside Place. Pre-demolition work has begun on the first of the three blocks, with an asbestos survey completed last week.

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As the country deals with the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is urging workers in construction-related industries and trades to make use of the time to upskill or refresh training. In line with this, UKATA has approved its 200-member companies and individual

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Work is being undertaken to remove asbestos from 160 council-owned homes in Aberdeenshire. The substance was found as Aberdeenshire Council initiated a modernisation programme for the homes.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ordered Aberdeen City Council to improve its procedures after it identified a series of law contraventions when asbestos was discovered at a city school. A report by the watchdog noted that “no action was taken to deal with any potential contamination

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Eildon Housing Association has been awarded up to £1.8 million to enable the development of 39 extra care homes in Galashiels after its projected bill was increased by the discovery of asbestos on the site. Eildon is currently seeking planning consent for the new development at Langhaugh, however f

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Stirling landowner George Adam has been ordered to pay £26,388 after pleading guilty to illegally managing and keeping asbestos, plastics and other wastes without the necessary authorisations. SEPA officers attended the former landfill site, operated by Mr Adam, at Cowie Road in Bannockburn on seve

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Mrs Adrienne Sweeney and her late husband William In a case that breaks new legal ground in Scotland, a family from Paisley has secured damages of £247,000 after losing their mother to the deadly asbestos disease mesothelioma.

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A businessman from Dunfermline has been given a Community Payback Order of 250 hours for illegally disposing of asbestos. Graeme Burt, who runs a garage renovation and building service business, had previously pled guilty to the contravention of Section 33(1)(a)&(b) of the Environmental Protecti

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