Asbestos continues to wash up on Terrigal Beach

Fragments of asbestos washing up on local shores continues to be a problem for Central Coast Council, which has urged members of the public to exercise caution if they notice any pieces of the mineral fibre.

Council Unit Manager Environmental Management, Luke Sulkowski, said volumes of the material found on our beaches had decreased significantly in the past two years.

Sulkowski was responding to concerns raised by environmentalist Joy Cooper, who said she had spotted a number of broken pieces of asbestos in recent weeks while walking along both The Haven and Terrigal Beach to the lagoon entry.

“Is the Council still undertaking asbestos collection?” she said.

“I note the signs are no longer there, and there is no place to dispose of the pieces, so I (advised Council as) recommended (and) have not touched them.”

Sulkowski said Council continues to make manual inspections of the beach twice a week.

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