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NBN - Asbestos Scare

Sunday, July 14, 2013

In a statement on Thursday, Telstra said it would resume the "replacement and repair of telecommunication pits associated with the provision of essential services".

It will be conducted by licenced removalists.
A spokeswoman said the work was not taking place in asbestos-contaminated NBN pits.
She could not confirm how sites would be subject to repair work.
"It's only a handful - a very small number (of pits) in NSW," the spokeswoman told AAP.
"We're not resuming NBN work today. This is very limited, essential emergency work."
Remediation work on Telstra's NBN sites was halted in May when it was found many were contaminated with asbestos that had not been handled properly.
"This is the first time we've started to do anything since we announced the stoppage of all work at the end of May," said the spokeswoman.
Telstra contractors are still undergoing retraining for asbestos management.
Comment was being sought from the national workplace safety authority Comcare.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/telstra-resumes-work-after-asbestos-scare/story-e6frfku9-1226674212499#ixzz2eTE3LMks


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