Wingecarribee Shire Council has today confirmed a small amount of asbestos has been found in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC).
The white asbestos (chrysotile) was confirmed via routine laboratory testing.
At this stage the amount of asbestos found is unknown. Further tests are currently being undertaken. Council is undertaking a full review and investigation into the find.
The material was detected in Crushed Concrete available from the RRC.
Anybody who purchased this product from the RRC during the months of June and July 2016 is urged to contact Council on phone 4868 0888.
In the interim no materials containing concrete will be accepted nor will any further concrete product be sold from the RRC.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been notified of the result.
Asbestos was widely used in domestic building products up until the mid-1980’s.
For information on the safe handling of asbestos visit www.safework.nsw.gov.au/health-and-safety/safety-topics-a-z/asbestos.