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September 18, 2018

Research and Markets: Worldwide Asbestos Market Review 2014

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Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day’s session for two hours.

No injuries were reported. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m., Capitol Police said.

A handful of workers were removing insulation containing asbestos from around pipes and valves on the building’s fourth floor, above a staircase, said a congressional official who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

On-site samples and another sample analyzed by an outside lab revealed low enough asbestos levels that officials decided the building was safe to reopen, the official said. Those samples revealed levels similar to what is found in typical buildings in Washington, said the official, who did not provide any figures.

By midmorning, most of the building had reopened and Capitol tours on the House side had resumed. The Senate, at the other end of the 751-foot-long building, seemed unaffected by the incident.

The East Grand Staircase, which runs from the first floor to the third floor inside the House side of the building, was blocked off and more than a dozen workers and officials spent much of the day examining the area. Also closed was the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Room, a third-floor room near that staircase that was named for the late speaker and Massachusetts Democrat.

The House began the day’s session at noon instead of 10 a.m. because of “an industrial accident,” according to a statement from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Even so, by midmorning a handful of tourists was sitting in the visitors’ gallery, observing an otherwise empty chamber.

The Senate began its session as scheduled at 10 a.m.

The office of the architect of the Capitol said in a statement that engineers and certified industrial hygienists had decided the building was safe to reopen and that the staircase would remain closed indefinitely.

Construction of the main, center section of the Capitol began in 1793 and was finished in 1826.

As the country grew and more lawmakers joined Congress, a south wing for the current House chamber and a north wing for the Senate were built. Both were completed in 1868, along with a new, larger dome.

The architect’s office has been repairing decaying plaster throughout the building. It has also started preparations for a project to repair the 8.9 million pound, cast iron dome.

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Associated Press writer Donna Cassata contributed to this report.

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Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

Asbestos school open after 14 months

BBC News – Cwmcarn High School reopens 14 months after asbestos found

The school was closed in October 2012 after a structural survey found asbestos


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A south Wales school which closed 14 months ago after asbestos was discovered has reopened.

Staff and pupils attended a celebratory assembly to mark their return to Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly county.

They were due to return in September but the death of a contractor delayed the move.

The school has been working from a former college campus 12 miles (19km) away in Ebbw Vale since November 2012.

Teachers spent the weeks before Christmas preparing for the move back to Cwmcarn, before Caerphilly council handed the keys back to head teacher Jacqui Peplinski on 16 December.

An assembly to celebrate the move on Monday will be followed by an official reopening attended by senior council members.


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We’re back on the green, green grass of home”

End QuoteGary ThomasChairman of governers

Work complete

Chair of governors Gary Thomas helped staff put the finishing touches to preparations at the school on Sunday.

Mr Thomas, who celebrates his birthday on the same day as the reopening, said it was the perfect gift.

“It’s a wonderful birthday present for me, it’s marvellous. Everyone is up for coming back home and we are all delighted,” he said.

“We are open for business to start teaching our children again – we’re back on the green, green grass of home.”

Mr Thomas added that it had been a “difficult” 14 months for the pupils but they had been “outstanding”.

But said despite the disruption of having to travel 12 miles to school, the pupils had coped well.

“They certainly haven’t suffered as far as the academic achievements of the school are concerned. They’ve been better this year,” he said.

The school was closed in October 2012 over concerns its 900 pupils could be at risk after asbestos was revealed in a structural report.

Parents and pupils protested against the closure and there were rows with Caerphilly council over what work needed to be carried out and how it would be paid for.

Contractors were eventually brought in to remove the asbestos in June.

In July, James Paul, 26, from Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, was working in a suspended ceiling space when he died.

It is thought he may have been electrocuted.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating his death.

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BBC News – Cwmcarn school asbestos: demolition suggested by contractor

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A specialist contractor has advised Caerphilly council to consider demolishing a school closed last week because of asbestos, it has emerged.

The 900-pupil Cwmcarn High School shut last Friday after workmen spotted the potentially hazardous material.

It partially reopened on Friday with sixthformers reporting to the performing arts centre in the morning.

Year 11 pupils return on Monday and Year 10 pupils on Tuesday. Lessons for other pupils resume on 5 November.

The locations for the remaining pupils’ lessons are still to be confirmed.

Caerphilly council has defended its actions in closing the school immediately on receipt of a structural report last Friday which identified asbestos.



The report recommended an immediate notice of prohibited access, although the risk to students and staff from fibres of damaged asbestos was said to be low.

The council has also revealed that the specialist contractors who wrote the report also advised it to “look at the abatement/demolition of Cwmcarn High School, due to the implicated costs of continuing to operate without further risk of exposure”.

The council estimates it would cost millions to remove the asbestos, but says it is considering all options.

The authority will hold a series of meetings with parents next week to provide a further update situation, including arrangements for pupils returning next month after the half-term break.

Officials and the school’s governing body are investigating a range of options for the children’s return to lessons, but it is not clear what the arrangements are.


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They haven’t really addressed the problem – there’s still lots of questions to be answered”

End QuoteSally YamamotoParent

A statement on Friday from the school’s governing body and Caerphilly council said more than 100 sixthformers had attended lessons in the performing arts block in the morning.

It said: “Year 11 will return on Monday 22nd October and should report to the Performing Arts block at 8.30am.

“Year 10 pupils will be able to return to lessons at Cwmcarn High School on Tuesday 23rd October and should report to the Performing Arts block at 8.30am.

A special meeting of the council will take place on 23 October to discuss the issues.

The local authority has also provided guidance about the health issues relating to asbestos.

It said breathing it in may take some fibres into the lungs and breathing out will remove some, but a few fibres may be left in the lungs and, over time, as more fibres gather, this will increase the possibility that they may cause harm.

Cwmcarn High SchoolThe school shutdown without warning last Friday after asbestos was found in a structural survey

For these reasons, short term exposure to asbestos is not considered to be harmful, but there may be harmful effects of very long term exposure, the council said.

Parent Sally Yamamoto, whose daughter Nadia attends the school, said: “They haven’t really addressed the problem – there’s still lots of questions to be answered.

“But it’s not the school, it’s the local authority after all,” she added.

“The school have been really good at trying to get work out … I think they’ve really done their best.

“I think the LEA [local education authority] have some questions to answer.”

Education Minister Leighton Andrews announced on Tuesday that all schools in Wales must deliver reports on their asbestos levels by next week.

‘Massive issues’

He described the situation at Cwmcarn “difficult” and said councils had clear legal duties to do annual surveys.

Cwmcarn High SchoolMore than 900 pupils missed classes after Cwmcarn High School shut

The NASUWT teaching union said it was glad the matter was being taken seriously.

But it warned of “massive issues” about raising funds to remove the material at a time of education cuts.

Mr Andrews said Public Health Wales was providing a health-based risk assessment, and Caerphilly council was looking at a number of options to accommodate pupils as a priority.

NASUWT Cymru has asked the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate the discovery of asbestos at Cwmcarn.

The union said it wanted the HSE to confirm that correct procedures are adhered to.

The HSE has said it was looking to see whether there were grounds for a full investigation.

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All schools in Wales must deliver reports on their asbestos levels by next week, Education Minister Leighton Andrews has announced.

Mr Andrews made the decision after Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly county closed unexpectedly because of asbestos concerns last Friday.

He called the situation at Cwmcarn difficult and said councils had clear legal duties to do annual surveys.

He also announced that Cwmcarn will partially reopen on Friday.

Mr Andrews said it was well known that many schools in Wales built between the 1950s and 1980s contained asbestos.


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The health and safety of staff is of paramount importance”

End QuoteLeighton Andrews AMEducation Minister

However, asbestos did not pose a health threat if it undisturbed.

There was cross-party backing for the swift action taken by Caerphilly council to close the school once the risk was identified last Friday.

Opposition parties also called for the register of asbestos in school to be made public and a plan put in place to minimise the risk to pupils and staff.

“The health and safety of staff is of paramount importance,” said Mr Andrews.

Risk assessment

“Public Health Wales is providing a health-based risk assessment. The authority is looking at a number of options to accommodate pupils as a priority.

“There are contingency arrangements being put in place to secure the education for those young people,” Mr Andrews added.

The council said in a statement: “We are delighted to inform parents that Year 12 and 13 will be able to return to the school site on Friday and should report to the Performing Arts centre at 8.30am.


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When a school of 900 pupils has had to close because asbestos was found in airborne particles, I think that people across Wales have a right to know if asbestos is a danger in their local school”

End QuoteKirsty Williams AMWelsh Liberal Democrat leader

“This newest part of the school is available for use and is separate from the rest of the school buildings.

“We will also accommodate Year 11 pupils at the site from Monday 22 October and they should also report to the Performing Arts centre at 8.30am.”

It was a “difficult decision” to close the school and a “range of options” were being investigated for the other age groups.

Earlier, a teaching union said it asked the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate the discovery of asbestos at Cwmcarn.

The 900-pupil school was shut late on Friday after a structural report identified the material.

Geraint Davies of NASUWT Cymru said he wanted the HSE to confirm that correct procedures are adhered to.

The HSE said it was looking to whether there are grounds for a full investigation.

Mr Davies told BBC Wales on Tuesday: “In simple terms this is a health and safety matter and the Health And Safety Executive provides independent advice on such matters.

“In view of the seriousness of what has happened at Cwmcarn it’s only fair to all concerned, be it teachers and ancillary staff, parents and pupils and indeed the council itself, for such independent advice to be available.”

An HSE spokesman confirmed: “We are looking into the issue of asbestos at the school. We have to see whether there are grounds for a full investigation.”

NASUWT spokesman Rex Phillips had earlier raised safety concerns, saying high levels of the material had been found throughout the building.

Airborne particles

He said staff and pupils at the school could have been exposed to airborne asbestos.

Mr Phillips said the problem was found when a company visited the school to carry out a survey on a boiler room.

He said the asbestos was found to be in airborne particles, with two-thirds of the school “inoperable”.

Earlier, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams called on the Welsh government to conduct a national audit of asbestos in schools.

“When a school of 900 pupils has had to close because asbestos was found in airborne particles, I think that people across Wales have a right to know if asbestos is a danger in their local school,” she said.

Pupils at the school have been given work to do at home via social networking sites such as Twitter.

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More than 900 pupils have missed classes since the school was closed


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Staff and pupils at a south Wales secondary school could have been exposed to airborne asbestos, a teaching union official has said.

The 900-pupil Cwmcarn High School shut late on Friday after a structural report identified the material.

Rex Phillips of NASUWT Cymru has raised safety concerns, saying high levels of the material had been found throughout the building.

Caerphilly council said public health officials would report on Tuesday.

The announcement that the school was to close with immediate effect came on Friday afternoon.

The council said the action had been taken to safeguard the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.


WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

  • A hazardous material regularly used in buildings from the 1950s until the late 1990s, especially for fireproofing and insulation. If disturbed, it can cause fatal illnesses.
  • Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that became a popular building material in the 1950s. It is still found in many buildings, including hospitals, schools and homes.
  • Asbestos was widely used as an insulation and fire proofing solution. In particular, it found its way into products like ceiling tiles, pipe insulation, boilers, sprayed coatings and garage roof tiles.
  • Inhaling loose asbestos fibres is known to cause several serious and even fatal lung diseases. It was banned in 1999.
  • As long as the asbestos is well maintained and not disturbed or disintegrating it does not present any immediate hazard to health.

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Education officials, teaching staff and engineers discussed the situation on Monday.

Mr Phillips said the problem was found when a company visited the school to carry out a survey on a boiler room.

He said the asbestos was found to be in airborne particles, with two-thirds of the school “inoperable”.

“They have taken the action to close the building because of that and they have virtually got a sealed building at the school,” he added.

Alternative arrangements

Caerphilly council said the latest updates would be announced on its website.

It added that it was working with the school’s senior leadership team and governors to explore alternative arrangements for pupils and staff, but this was unlikely to be resolved this week.

The authority said every effort was being made to accommodate pupils in years 11, 12 and 13 as a priority.

School head teacher Jacqui Peplinski has sought to reassure parents with a letter.

Asbestos expert Cenric Clement-Evans told BBC Radio Wales it was estimated that 75% of schools in Britain contained asbestos.

“At the time that schools were refurbished and rebuilt, or new-built after the war, perhaps up until the mid-70s, asbestos was seen as a fantastic material,” he said.

“It provided insulation, fireproofing. It was very good and cheap for us in buildings so we used a lot of asbestos and that’s why it’s there.”

Mr Clement-Evans added: “If it’s contained, the UK government’s position is that it can be managed effectively.”

And he said he was campaigning for a central register in Wales to identify where asbestos is present so that it can be monitored.

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