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Soil contaminated soil has been found in the Barwon Valley Fun Park and the Frederick Morton Reserve in Belmont, Geelong, Victoria

Strong warning issued to parents after deadly asbestos is found next to the children's playground

  • Asbestos-contaminated soil was found near a playground in Victoria
  • Some asbestos has been found on the road and the municipality is not sure how it got there
  • Diggers were seen near the site and claimed they were not aware of the risk
  • The municipality is now working on the safe removal of the deadly asbestos
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A children's playground is closed after deadly asbestos was found only a few meters away.

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Soil contaminated soil was found in the Barwon Valley Fun Park and the Frederick Morton Reserve in Belmont, Geelong, Victoria.

Some asbestos has been found on the road and the municipality is not sure how it got there, Herald Sun. reported.

There was also no warning sign and diggers were seen near the site who claimed they were unaware of the risk.

Soil contaminated soil has been found in the Barwon Valley Fun Park and the Frederick Morton Reserve in Belmont, Geelong, Victoria

Soil contaminated soil has been found in the Barwon Valley Fun Park and the Frederick Morton Reserve in Belmont, Geelong, Victoria

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Asbestos fibers are about 50 to 200 times thinner than a human hair, can be invisible and easily inhaled, according to the Cancer Council.

Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing cancer of the lungs, ovaries and larynx.

They can get trapped deep in your lungs and cause damage for a long time.

It increases the risk of developing cancer of the lung, ovary and larynx, as well as mesothelioma (lung cancer).

Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing cancer of the lungs, ovaries and larynx (stock)

Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing cancer of the lungs, ovaries and larynx (stock)

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Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing cancer of the lungs, ovaries and larynx (stock)

Guy Wilson-Browne, the city director of city services, said that the municipality was aware of the problem and was working to resolve it.

& # 39; Earlier this year, four bags of asbestos were removed from an area near the Barwon Valley Fun Park & ​​# 39 ;, he told the publication.

& # 39; The city is in talks with other authorities to ensure that this is safely removed.

& # 39; The source of the identified asbestos is unknown. & # 39;

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