Asbestos found in Nowra bridge work mulch

February 9, 2024 10:00 am in by

Transport for NSW is continuing to review and conduct targeted testing for asbestos at project sites where landscaping work was carried out using recycled mulch in the past year, in response to the recent detection of bonded asbestos within recycled mulch at the Rozelle Parklands.

Transport has fenced off two garden beds within the Nowra Bridge project site after bonded asbestos fragments were found within recycled garden mulch at the site.

Following visual inspections of the sites last week, samples were taken, with some of these returning positive results for traces of bonded asbestos today.

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Transport is working with project contractor Fulton Hogan to prepare a remediation plan to safely remove the material from the project site and to determine if the product used at the site has been used at any other locations.

All impacted garden mulch at the site will be replaced