February 23, 2019

Asbestos can no longer be dumped at Ipswich waste centres

ASBESTOS can no longer be dumped at any of Ipswich’s waste centres after the potentially dangerous waste was banned from Riverview.

Ipswich City Council City infrastructure boss Cr Cheryl Bromage said the change to the Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre now applied to domestic sources.

Cr Bromage said the council decided to stop accepting asbestos from residents at Riverview because it was too dangerous to manage at the site.

“Council is also concerned about the dangers to local residents transporting asbestos themselves,” she said.

“We feel that only licensed professionals should be handling, transporting and disposing of asbestos materials given the extra care which needs to be taken with these items.”


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Cr Bromage said the move would bring the Riverview centre into line with the Rosewood Recycling and Refuse Centre as it was not approved to accept asbestos waste from any sources.

“Alternative disposal options have been listed on council’s website to assist residents with the future disposal of asbestos,” she said.

City Management and Finance Committee chairman Victor Attwood said council also believed the State Government needed to mandate the disposal of all asbestos by a registered provider.

“We have contacted the State Government to let them know our thoughts on this matter and have asked them to take action to protect all Queenslanders,” Cr Attwood said.

“Asbestos is a material which needs to be handled with extreme care and we feel that residents should not be handling it.

“We would like to see a compulsory change made to the way asbestos is allowed to be handled in Queensland.”


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Cleaver-Brooks Issues Statement Regarding Asbestos-Related Litigation


Today Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. (“Cleaver-Brooks”) issued the following
statement regarding asbestos-related litigation to which it is a party.

“Since the mid-1980’s, Cleaver-Brooks and hundreds of other companies
have, from time to time, been named as defendants in lawsuits involving
claims alleging asbestos-related injuries from exposure to
asbestos-containing products manufactured many years ago. In a recent
multi-plaintiff, multi-defendant asbestos-related trial in New York
City, Cleaver-Brooks was one of the defendants against which a
substantial verdict was rendered. Although Cleaver-Brooks is
disappointed with this initial result, this verdict is not the final
resolution of the matter. The Company intends to pursue all available
relief through the appeals process and other sources. Cleaver-Brooks
continues to operate its business in the usual manner. The Company will
continue to take seriously health and safety issues and remains
committed to the highest levels of product innovation and customer
service for which Cleaver-Brooks has become known.”

Cleaver-Brooks, a world-renowned provider of boiler room products and
systems, is committed to providing efficient solutions that help its
customers and the industry reduce energy usage, cost and environmental
impact. As the pioneer of packaged firetube and watertube boilers,
Cleaver-Brooks is the only manufacturer in the world to offer an
entirely integrated boiler room solution for any size application. Its
products are backed by a world-class representative network offering
superior aftermarket service and solutions. Visit cleaverbrooks.com
for more information.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These
statements relate to future events or the future performance of
Cleaver-Brooks. All statements other than statements of historical fact
may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often,
but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek,”
“anticipate,” “plan,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” “will,”
“project,” “predict,” “potential,” “targeting,” “intend,” “could,”
“might,” “should,” “believe” and similar expressions. These statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that
may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those
anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Cleaver-Brooks believes
that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are
reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will
prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this
press release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak
only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required by
applicable laws, Cleaver-Brooks does not intend, and does not assume any
obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.


For Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.

Debbie Dryden, 770-974-9741

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