Asbestos containing material identified at Boston Park Wallangarra
amount of asbestos containing material (ACM) fragments (bonded asbestos) were
located at Boston Park, Wallangarra on Thursday, 13 December 2018. No air
testing was completed as it is not required due to the low risk posed by the
type of bonded asbestos found on site. These types of ACM fragments present minimal
risk and an air monitoring program is not always necessary for the removal of
non-friable asbestos material, or during asbestos related work.
resident found the material and alerted Southern Downs Regional Council and
proactive steps were immediately taken to manage the issue. Small samples were
found and a thorough inspection was carried out on site by a SDRC Environmental
Health Officer on the same day as the complaint was received. The following day
- Friday, 14 December - Council’s Acting Manager for Environmental Services
completed a second comprehensive site inspection of the area and its surrounds.
the samples was commissioned on 14 December 2018 and the area was clearly
marked and fenced off to ensure the safety of any community members using the
park. Quotations were sought from a qualified asbestos contractor prior to
Christmas and works are scheduled to be complete by the end of next week, 11
of the view the fragments may have been contained in unexposed soil subsurface
and might have originated through the trenching process for the electrical
conducting during the installation of a new barbecue in the park.