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Letter to Christine Chapman Assembly Member for Cynon Valley

For the attention of Christine Chapman Assembly member for Cynon Valley

References: ASBESTOS REPORT for MICHAEL SOBELL SPORTS CENTRE

 

TYPE 2 SURVEY, ASSESSMENT AND REGISTER OF

ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS

AT MICHAEL SOBELL SPORTS CENTRE, THE

YNYS, ABERDARE, CF44 7RP FOR

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF C.B.C

672.358 R

UPRN: 10014

MARCH 2006

Enquin Environmental Limited

1 Ringside Business Centre

Heol-y-Rhosog

Wentloog

Cardiff

CF3 2EW

25th September 2015

Having obtained under the freedom of information Act a copy of the asbestos report for the above center.

As AM for Cynon Valley you would be aware of the problems the asbestos is generating with the demolition of the building and building the new Athletics Stadium.

The Report is dated March 2006 and is 9 years old having read the report it would seem there is large quantities of bad asbestos dust within a number of parts of the building, this is bone out by the long delays contractors have removing each brick independently because the vast amount of asbestos dust.

You may not be aware but Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly County was closed in October 2012 over concerns its 900 pupils could be at risk after asbestos was revealed in a structural report.

Rhondda Cynon Taf obtained the Sobell report in March 2006 having read the report I believe there should be an independent inquiry into just how bad the Sobell site was over the last 9 years.

Questions must be asked how safe was the Sobell Center?

A          For the public?

B          For the staff?

C          For the maintenance men and woman?

I am aware you are a Labour AM and remember the time your personal assistant attempted to keep our information from you, so I am well aware how the Labour party operates.

I ask you to look into who was accountable for Health and Safety at the Sobell site and what asbestos information was provided to staff, maintenance men and woman.

With that concentration of dust even penetrating into the brickwork having looked at the photographs within the report senior management and others should be held to account.

I will be informing AM’s from South Wales Central and asking them to also look into the Sobell Center.

 I await your response.

 AberdareOnline

 

Response from RCTC on links

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