Asbestos removed from Logan Park

Plastic covers mounds of earth where asbestos was discovered at Dunedin’s Logan Park last month....
Plastic covers mounds of earth where asbestos was discovered at Dunedin’s Logan Park last month. Photo: Linda Robertson.
Asbestos found at Dunedin’s Logan Park has been removed at a cost of $130,000, the Dunedin City Council says.

The toxic material was unearthed last month by contractors working to upgrade playing surfaces and irrigation at the ground, council parks and recreation acting group manager Jendi Paterson said.

About 500 tonnes of soil had since been removed by specialists, and two sets of tests had confirmed the area was now safe, she said.

The cost of removing the asbestos would come from existing council budgets, and the wider upgrade was still on schedule to be completed in March, she said.

Some fences would remain up temporarily to protect newly-sown grass, she said.

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