will play a key part of an asbestos removal project in York.
City of York Council will remove asbestos material from several council properties over the coming months after it was damaged by severe winter weather.
The council discovered the asbestos during a maintenance inspection in the Nunnery Lane estate. The work will take place in stages, throughout May, June and July.
Residents have been asked to keep their windows closed as a precaution during the maintenance.
Steve Waddington, assistant director of housing and public protection at the council, said the work would be carried out as swiftly and as safely as possible.
He explained that fencing would be used to keep asbestos removal equipment fully guarded.
"Waste will not be kept on site overnight and all plant and equipment will be behind full security fencing
," he said.
The breathing in of asbestos fibres can cause serious diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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