South Australia mesothelioma concern

A recent asbestos management report produced by the South Australian Government has revealed the existence of asbestos in a number of public facilities.

273 sites in total were identified as containing asbestos, a dangerous substance that can cause mesothelioma.

The report identified asbestos at 143 sites within the Education Department, which includes schools. Of these, two required urgent removal of the asbestos, while the others required removal as soon as practicable.

The Health department was discovered to contain 37 sites including hospitals, while the Planning department had 93 sites, including sites housing teachers, police officers and other government employees.

The State Government has refused to disclose the locations of the affected sites due to privacy reasons and fears of heightened security risks.

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