Woman dies from asbestos-related disease following husband’s exposure

A 66-year-old woman who used to wash her husband’s asbestos-covered overalls has died from peritoneal mesothelioma, an inquest has heard.

Margaret Maggs was first diagnosed with the asbestos-related disease in 2007, reports grimsbytelegraph.co.uk. Her husband, Colin, worked as an engineer in the trawler industry, often in environments where asbestos was present. In

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Calls for inquiry over asbestos movement at building site

Members of the Yelland Action Group in Newport have requested an inquiry be made into the way asbestos was transported out of the former Fremington Army Camp development site.

The members say open-top vehicles were used to move soil out of the site and that workers were not given enough protection

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Dundee residents show concern over recent asbestos discovery

Residents in the Charleston area of Dundee have called for asbestos checks to be carried out in local water tanks after the deadly substance was discovered in one recently.

Contractors working on a major project to replace roofing on council homes in Gourdie Road and Balgarthno Road in the west of

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Asbestos safety to feature in memorial service

Asbestos and the battle for safe working conditions will play a central role at Clydebank’s annual gathering for International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Set to be held this Saturday (23rd April 2016), this year’s event will reinforce the message that asbestos-related fatal illness isn’t a historic malaise consigned to the history books – at least

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Dumped asbestos causes road closure in Derbyshire

A road in Derby has been closed after the local council was alerted to a pile of asbestos which appears to have been dumped.

The discovery was initially made by concerned locals, who informed the police of the suspicious materials at around 9:00pm on Wednesday evening. The information was then passed

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