After an incredibly competitive process, MCP Environmental, an asbestos removal firm in based Bradford have successfully secured a five-year contract to begin removing dangerous asbestos from some of Royal Mail’s thousands of properties – some dating back to the 1850s. Read more…
The potentially deadly substance was found by workers who were carrying out refurbishment work on a plant room at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. If disturbed asbestos can lead to serious health complications and can cause cancer related illnesses.
A new fund set up to help victims of an aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to Asbestos could pay an average of £123,000 in compensation to those affected.
Mesothelioma suffers and their families could apply for the money from a £380 million pot from next month that has been put aside to help.
The hazardous material was found in the kitchen area during a health and safety check by Leicester’s branch of the National Union of Teachers at King Richard III Infant School last year.