After OnTheWight broke the news on Sunday lunchtime that asbestos had been found at the proposed asphalt plant site at Medina Wharf, we got in touch with Eurovia for a response.
This afternoon (Wednesday) we received a reply from the company.
David Binding, Eurovia Commercial Director, said: “We totally understand people’s concerns and would like to reassure everyone that we are taking all possible steps to address this issue. It is not unusual to find materials such as asbestos on old landfill sites and the extensive site investigations which we have now completed confirm the presence of small quantities of asbestos in the upper layers and on the surface.”
Experienced in best practice
He went on to say, “We have vast experience dealing with materials such as asbestos and not only comply with all legislation, but also apply construction and industry best practice at all times.
“Our plan is to improve the current situation for all, including local residents, the environment and the wildlife at this brownfield development site by covering the area with an impervious hard surface.”
Imported material for bunds
In response to those concerned that the bunds created around the site would be created with harmful material, he said, “In addition, the bunds around the site will be constructed from imported materials so as not to disturb the landfill materials.”