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Asbestos News

Baylor student center closed following asbestos discovery
Asbestos hampers plans to reopen Australian bowling alley
The planned reopening of a bowling club in Australia has been stalled by the discovery of asbestos.

When the Peregian Bowls Club closed in April, the community rallied to get the club opened again, raising more than 60 membership commitments and 1,000 signatures supporting the club, according to the Noosa Journal.

However, the plans for the reopening were temporarily derailed when workers at the club found asbestos.

"It is understood that some form of asbestos has been located on the site and that further investigation and analysis will be undertaken by the owners," a Noosa Council spokeswoman told the news source.

The Council and the Pine Rivers Bowls Club, the owners of the establishment, have been discussing a possible lease or purchase of the site to make it a community undertaking.

Pine Rivers Bowls Club CEO Wayne Moffat told the news source that there is an asbestos management plan in place and that they are waiting for a survey to be completed.

"We are currently having an up-to-date report prepared,’’ he said.

Asbestos exposure can cause malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
10/19/10

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