SHOCK ASBESTOS ALERT AS ‘BLAYNEY RESIDENTS CALL FOR REMEDIAL ACTION

4 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

RESIDENTS in the Laurel Hill, Ashdown Mews, and Ashdown Court areas of Castleblayney along with those in the wider New Street and Monaghan Road areas have expressed concern over a feared health threat from the fall of asbestos from the roofing of a former cinema building in the area.

It emerged this week that following correspondence on behalf of those living in the area an on-the-spot inspection was recently carried out by a senior official of Monaghan County Council and some clearance also carried out by local property maintenance workmen.

A report on the situation was sent on behalf of the residents to the Environmental Protection Agency and it emerged yesterday a further communication was sent to the Minister for Health Mr. Leo Varadakar T.D. It was revealed by the Minister’s private secretary Mr. David O’Connor   that Minister Varadakar had referred the situation to the Minister for Environment, Mr. Alan Kelly T.D.

According to Mr. Kevin Mullen, a resident at Ashdown Mews, the asbestos is apparently being dislodged by friction from trees close to the …

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