A Victorian asbestos group is seeking funding to assist in the construction of a mobile unit that can assist in the safe removal of asbestos waste.
It is hoped the unit will allow asbestos products to be removed from areas, including disaster areas.
Last year following the Queensland floods there was a large amount of asbestos products that were damaged, resulting in people being exposed to asbestos. At the time, there was considerable concern about the safety of such persons. Asbestos conditions such a mesothelioma can be caused by relatively small amount of asbestos exposure.
At this stage, it is not known if any compensation claims have been made as a result of the Queensland or Victorian floods.