The True Cost of Asbestos (Part 2)

    During the month of January (2009) kicked off the testing on the tracking of the movements of waste across borders. Lombardy has launched a monitoring system with GPS. The trial have joined voluntarily, 7 transporters that have put a total available 69 tractors and 115 trailers. The notifications,verified, are #200, and Km’s of… Continua a leggere

The True Cost of Asbestos (Part 1)

Millions of tons of ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials) constitute a “Mega problem” cause the environmental impact of their removal and transport to landfills … But, also, a “mega deal”! On the basis of datas received by the government, regional and local authorities in the field and the subjects owners / operators of landfills, to June 30, 2012… Continua a leggere


(Sewage treatment plants, water purification and distribution) In drinking water treatment plants up to 2000 have been used asbestos cement (“tranquillizzatori”) to decrease the pressure of the water to be purified and access installations pass for the purification. The sewage sludge that were produced at-filtered and that contained chrysotile asbestos fiber type. Asbestos cement has… Continua a leggere

The use of asbestos in thermal hydraulic

The use of asbestos in this area has been particularly widespread. The boilers of large dimensions, in particular the steam generators had the insulation of the boiler body made with panels or flake asbestos. Usually the material was positioned between the cover sheet of the boiler shell and the refractory. The boilers smaller (Monthly) had… Continua a leggere

Asbestos: Glossary of terms

  ‘Airborne asbestos’ means any fibres of asbestos small enough to be made airborne. For the purposes of monitoring airborne asbestos fibres, only ʻrespirable fibresʼ are counted; ‘Asbestos’ means the following fibrous silicates: (a) asbestos actinolite, CAS No 77536-66-4(*); (b) asbestos grunerite (amosite), CAS No 12172-73-5(*); (c) asbestos anthophyllite, CAS No 77536-67-5(*); (d) chrysotile, CAS No 12001-29-5(*);… Continua a leggere

Asbestos Do’s and Don’ts for the Homeowner

•Do leave undamaged asbestos-containing materials alone. •Do keep activities to a minimum in any areas having damaged material that may contain asbestos, including limiting children’s access to any materials that may contain asbestos. •Do take every precaution to avoid damaging asbestos-containing material. •Do have removal and major repair done by people trained and qualified in… Continua a leggere