Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Asbestos Disposal Advice

Author: James Mahony

There are some countries that do not own landfills specifically destined for asbestos waste. If this is the case in your city or country, friable asbestos waste can be disposed at sites where industries waste is thrown.

There are many regulations controlling asbestos disposal and one of the requirements is to label the containers to identify the material. Information about the volumes, composition and location of asbestos waste must be recorded.

The personnel involved in the gathering, transportation and disposal of asbestos waste are exposed to the risk of inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers. To prevent this, it is vital to provide the people in charge of doing the job with the proper protective equipment, such special clothing and respiratory gear. The asbestos materials that will be disposed have to be wetted. The vehicles transporting the asbestos must be marked with a sign informing about the hazardous waste. The waste must be deposited in authorized site that is suitable and available for that purpose.

As you've read until now, this is a subject that needs knowledge and effort to work around. And the information in this article is gathered from several resources created by experts in the field.

There are some more gems of wisdom in what follows - keep reading.

There is a difference between friable and non-friable asbestos. Friable asbestos is in the form of powder or can become powder with a slight pressure. And non-friable asbestos is material that cannot be reduced to powder because it is harder. Non-friable material is in some places are not consider hazardous. Consequently, the procedures of disposal of both kinds differ greatly.

In conclusion, friable asbestos waste should be dealt with carefully to ensure that there are no leakages while it is being transported. Once the waste is deposited in the landfill there are no risks with regard to water contamination.

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About the author: James Mahony is the founder of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Information , A site dedicated to mesothelioma and asbestos information

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