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Asbestos News

Tasmanian dump stops accepting large amounts of asbestos waste
Residents concerned over asbestos tiles placed in Virginia dumpster
Local residents have expressed their concerns over asbestos-containing tiles that were reportedly placed in an open dumpster in the Bradford Terrace portion of Virginia Beach, reports WAVY.com, a local NBC affiliate.

According to the news source, construction crews began to renovate a nearby grocery store last week, including removing asbestos from the facility. After being removed, the tiles were then reportedly dumped into an unsealed container, spreading fears among local residents.

"I just want to know if the container with the asbestos that's not covered is safe," one person who lives in the area told the news provider.

The city's code enforcement supervisor, Fred Reils, told the news source that the situation will be remedied and that the container will be covered and removed from the area.

It is important that asbestos is handled with care and properly disposed of during renovation work as exposure to the dangerous mineral can cause a number of deadly diseases including malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 107,000 people die each year around the world as a result of asbestos-related diseases.

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