Comment 59739

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted February 14, 2011 at 11:20:33

Asbestos abatement has to be done before any demolition to protect the public and workers from any exposure. The stuff is light and flies everywhere. Trust me, I've been working in old boilerhouses for years and see it frequently.

Abatement in an old building can be either a sign of demolition or residential conversion. The Ministry of Labour allows encapsulation (containing it in-situ on the pipe or vessel in a plastic or fiberglass wrap) as a acceptable asbestos control strategy for workplaces. This is by far the cheapest option and the one most companies take. If the asbestos is removed it's coming down or it's going to be made into something special.

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