asbestos insulation

asbestos insulation

[as′bes·təs ‚in·sə′lā·shən]
(materials)
A material composed of asbestos fibers bonded with mixtures of clay or sodium silicate; used as thermal insulation for temperatures above 1500°F (816°C).
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Territory Plan changes that permit unit titled dual occupancy development on Mr Fluffy blocks surrendered under the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme have been approved by the Minister for Planning, Mick Gentleman and will be tabled today in the assembly.
Of greatest concern is asbestos insulation board that was extensively used in walls, ceilings, heaters and door and window surrounds of thousands of schools where it is highly vulnerable to disturbance and damage.
According to the EPA there were several decades where plumbers had daily exposure to asbestos as the pipes, pumps, or steam lines were covered in asbestos insulation.
A STOCKTON social club has been fined more than PS2,000 after its members removed asbestos insulation boards from the club's store room ceiling themselves.
The removal of asbestos insulation is extremely dangerous, as it can disturb asbestos fibres and make them airborne, and those who do the work must have a licence and adhere to strict safety regulations.
Asbestos insulation boards were cut up on site whilst Mr Burns, who died aged 75, was present.
Asbestos insulation boards were cut up at the university while Mr Burns was present.
The company had reported that old steam pipes were covered in asbestos insulation, but Wert said it was present in the mill's roofing as well.
The charge related to the hiring of a 17-year-old boy to help with the removal and disposal of asbestos insulation from two old boilers in a house on June Street in 2008.
Peraica, of Queens, worked for eight years for New York-area contractors removing asbestos insulation from boilers, pumps, and other equipment.
Asbestos insulation boards were removed from a back room by one of the workers and the ceiling was demolished, causing the spread of asbestos fibres.
She said: "Before Stephen passed away he remembered removing asbestos insulation from a variety of different buildings across Coventry, including schools and domestic houses, whilst he worked with both of these employers.

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