Subway: asbestos survey planned
WORK on the planned £3.5 million railway underpass in Royston will not begin until a detailed survey is carried out over desposits of asbestos on the track. But Royston s county councillor Doug Drake told The Crow: Everything will be done under Health &
WORK on the planned £3.5 million railway underpass in Royston will not begin until a detailed survey is carried out over desposits of asbestos on the track.
But Royston's county councillor Doug Drake told The Crow: "Everything will be done under Health & Safety procedures.
"We always knew this was a problem and steps are being taken to overcome it," he said.
And a spokesman for Herts County Council said: "We are aware that some time in the 1920s asbestos was used to make up the track.
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"We have always known that it's there and we have taken it into account when drawing up our plans."
The spokesman said there will be a full investigation into the matter before "we start thinking about digging it up".
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Asbestos had been disovered over the years on nearby allotments and has been disposed of through safe measures
The planned subway at Coombes Hole recently received £300,000 from the People's Million Lottery Giveaway.