Asbestos Concerns Threaten Cross River Rail

TheĀ Courier Mail is reporting that the CFMEU is raising concerns about asbestos contamination and handling on the $5.4Bn Cross River Rail project. It reports that photos and video obtained by the union show asbestos materials (such as lift brakes) have been incorrectly stored on site potentially exposing workers and the public to the hazardous substance. The delivery authority insists that all hazardous materials have been removed and handled by licensed contractors and there is no risk to workers or passers-by.

Site contamination is putting the brakes on a number of major projects in the ‘infrastructure boom’ with Melbourne’s Westgate tunnel on hold due to PFAS contaminated soil.

Read more at the courier mail here.