Beach is closed: Asbestos

 Home Demolitions' artistic visualisation of the contamination effects.

Home Demolitions' artistic visualisation of the contamination effects.

Significant sand movement at George Town’s Lagoon Beach has uncovered asbestos material at the popular Northern swimming beach.

Parks and Wildlife Service found the material on Thursday and closed the beach indefinitely to remove it.

The material is believed to have been there for at least 30 years and is the result of the demolition of some beach huts that were formerly on the beach.

It is likely to have been there for some time covered by the sand but Parks and Wildlife regional operations manager for the North Stan Matuszek said the movement of the sand had uncovered it.
— http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4522764/lagoon-beach-closed-for-asbestos-removal-photos/

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