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asbestos

A mineral fiber once commonly used for its fire-retarding and insulation properties. It was widely employed in insulation, roofing, floor tiles, household products, and appliances. After extensive studies,the Environmental Protection Agency determined that asbestos caused lung and stomach cancer in people exposed to it over long periods of time.If real property contains asbestos in it,most lenders will require removal,or a firm commitment for removal,before they will fund any loans to buy or renovate the property. Real estate agents are required to disclose the presence of asbestos on property, if known. Asbestos removal is generally accomplished by specially trained and licensed asbestos abatement contractors.

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In the past, asbestos containing materials were commonly used in home construction.
From spring 2004 non compliance of these regulations will mean prosecution for any owner or occupier who fails to identify and act on asbestos containing materials.
One of the most significant of these was to create a 'minimum awareness' for all staff that supervise employees that can or do come into contact with asbestos containing materials (ACMs).
In the City of New York, abatement of asbestos containing materials comes under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Tenders are invited for remove all asbestos containing materials in specified structures, properly removing and disposing all material (asbestos containing and other demolition related materials) at a licensed landfill, see attached file.
HSE Inspector Richard Bishop said: "A survey had been carried out in 2001 which identified asbestos containing materials.
More details of what work is licensable, what training is necessary and how to undertake work with asbestos containing materials can be found in the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) "Work with materials containing Asbestos".
They will undertake planned removal of licensed asbestos containing materials (acms) that pose a hazard to residents in line with the asset management plan.

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